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Dominic Raab ‘open-minded’ about allowing asylum seekers to work in UK

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Dominic Raab, the new justice secretary, has said he would be “open-minded” about allowing asylum seekers to work to help tackle the UK’s labour shortage. In what would be a major departure for the government, the for...

UK Covid live news: BMA calls for ‘urgent rethink’ of unlocking policy, saying it is allowing virus to ‘let rip’

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‘The government’s current public infection control strategy is not working, it is leading to rocketing case numbers,’ says BMA chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Ireland loosens Covid entry rules for under-12s allowing families to reunite

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Irish families with young children have finally been told they will be free to travel without PCR tests when the border re-opens for non-essential travel on 19 July. In an update to its website, the government made c...

Trial allowing vaccinated Australians to travel overseas could start in six weeks

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Australians who have been vaccinated against Covid would be able to leave the country and return with less strict quarantine requirements under a plan that could be trialled within six weeks. The federal health minist...

Allowing summer holidays abroad risks another lockdown, Johnson is warned

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Lifting the ban on foreign holidays in the coming months could risk another lockdown next winter, Boris Johnson is being warned, amid mounting alarm about a third wave of infections sweeping continental Europe. Scient...

Landmark Japan court ruling says not allowing same-sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional’

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A Japanese district court has ruled that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is “unconstitutional“, setting a new precedent in the only G7 nation not to fully recognise same-sex partnership, though it rejected dema...

Major League Rugby seeks platform for US expansion – Covid allowing

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Deal with RugbyPass will help league ‘control our destiny’, commissioner says, with eye on 1 August championship gameThe fourth season of Major League Rugby will kick-off with Old Glory DC versus NOLA Gold on Saturday...

MI5 policy allowing agents to commit crimes was legal, say judges

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MI5’s partially secret policy of allowing agents to participate in serious crimes in pursuit of intelligence was legal, three court of appeal judges have concluded. The judges held on Tuesday that MI5 was “not above t...

Some English care homes to delay allowing hand-holding on visits

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Some care homes are planning to defy government demands to let relatives hold their loved ones’ hands on indoor visits from Monday as they say the risk of transmitting Covid-19 remains too high. Following pressure fro...