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‘Fantastic news’: Queensland premier celebrates no new community acquired Covid-19 cases

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Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that the state has recorded no new locally acquired cases – a result she heralded as ‘fantastic news’. Seven positive cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, a...

‘Opportunity is coming’: Joe Biden celebrates latest jobs report – video

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Joe Biden has encouraged Americans to 'buckle down' as coronavirus cases rise but he was optimistic on the state of the economy and celebrated the latest jobs report.  The US economy added 916,000 jobs last month acco...

Hong Kong children schooled in national security as city ‘celebrates’ new laws

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Hong Kong school students as young as three have been given national-security themed puzzles as part of activities to mark the city’s “celebrations” of a new legal code widely condemned by the international community....

‘I cried so hard’: teen who filmed killing of George Floyd celebrates guilty verdict

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Darnella Frazier was just 17 last summer when she used her cellphone to film Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until he died. On Tuesday, after a Minneapolis jury found the former police officer guilty on ...

Burberry celebrates style of Stella Tennant in latest collection

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The spirit of British supermodel Stella Tennant is strongly felt in fashion. Burberry, with which Tennant was closely connected for 25 years, celebrated her life and style in their first womenswear collection since he...

A drop of hope: new poetry exhibition celebrates power of Covid vaccine

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Throughout the pandemic, the Francis Crick Institute in London has been closely involved: first with the research, and then with the fightback, once it had opened as a key vaccination hub. But from this weekend, the r...

Minneapolis celebrates George Floyd’s life after a ‘troubling, long year’

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In downtown Minneapolis, the city that was plagued with tension during the Derek Chauvin murder trial last month, a celebration of George Floyd’s life was held less than a mile from where the white former Minneapolis ...

US celebrates Juneteenth as federal holiday – video

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Days after Juneteenth was made a national holiday, communities across the US are coming together to celebrate 19 June 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing slaves i...

Malawi’s LBGTQ+ community celebrates first Pride parade

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For a few hours over the weekend the streets of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, were covered in rainbows, as about 50 members of the country’s persecuted LBGTQ+ community took part in the country’s first Pride parade...

Spanish museum celebrates pioneer who took smallpox vaccine to colonies

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Spanish museum celebrates vaccine pioneer who used children as refrigerators

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Minneapolis celebrates Sunisa Lee’s return: ‘Her win shows what’s possible’

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The chants of “Suni! Suni! Suni!” rang out in the Minneapolis-St Paul international airport terminal as soon as their new golden star, Olympic champion gymnast Sunisa Lee, stepped foot off her plane, home from Japan. ...

‘Enormously proud’: New Zealand celebrates greatest ever Olympics medal tally in Tokyo

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New Zealand is basking in the glow of its greatest ever Olympic medal haul, departing Tokyo with 20 medals – seven gold, six silver and seven bronze, and a new champion, Lisa Carrington, who has become the country’s m...

Black August – a more radical Black History Month – celebrates revolutionaries

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While the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the profile of holidays like Juneteenth and Black History Month, there is one important Black celebration that remains at the margins of American popular...

America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning?

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As the US celebrates Labor Day, many employers are still struggling to find enough workers. McDonald’s, Chipotle, Walmart and many other companies have announced sizable wage increases to attract workers, and some eco...

Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

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More than 40 ancient objects are being lent to the UK by museums in Peru for a major exhibition aiming to show there is a lot more to the country’s history than the Incas. The British Museum said the loan of the items...

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