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‘We’re ready’: Fiji prepares to welcome tourists almost two years after closing borders

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Fiji says it is already experiencing a boom in demand after announcing this week that it would open up quarantine-free travel to visitors from select countries, almost two years after closing its borders due to the Co...

Bannon trial set for closing arguments after defense doesn’t call witnesses

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Federal prosecutors are due to make their final pitch to jurors on Friday to convict Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former presidential adviser, on charges of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena by the committee...

Hundreds of UK care homes closing their doors as Omicron spreads

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Hundreds of care homes are closing their doors to new admissions because of the rapid spread of Omicron, increasing pressure on embattled hospitals that are unable to discharge patients into the community. Of the home...

Black youth unemployment: closing the gaps in job opportunities

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The facts in your report (Black youth unemployment rate of 40% similar to time of Brixton riots, data shows, 11 April) are appalling but, sadly, not surprising. It’s undeniable that young black jobseekers have been hi...

Sunak closing gap on Truss in Tory leadership contest, poll shows

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Rishi Sunak has narrowed the gap with Liz Truss in the Conservative party leadership race, with the foreign secretary leading by only five points in the latest poll of members. The former chancellor’s campaign team ha...

UK parents and teachers: is your school closing because of the heatwave?

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With temperatures predicted to rise to up to 35 degrees over the coming days during a heatwave currently expected to peak on Monday or Tuesday, we’re keen to hear whether schools in the UK may have to close temporaril...

Snowstorm blankets eastern Mediterranean closing airports, schools and vaccination centres

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Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. ...

Elizabeth Holmes trial: closing arguments begin in final face-off

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Prosecutors in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes laid out their closing arguments on Thursday as the final face-off begins in the dramatic proceedings that have stretched on over 15 weeks. The fallen Silicon Valley star f...

Closing arguments in Ahmaud Arbery murder trial begin today

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Attorneys began closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the US crimina...

Newspapers in US closing at rate of two a week despite efforts to halt trend

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Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued on Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the country t...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: closing ceremony – live!

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‘Terrible plan’: call for Queensland to stop closing Covid testing clinics as case numbers escalate

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One of Queensland’s leading infectious diseases experts has called on the state government to rethink winding down Covid testing services given the current wave of infections. On Saturday, Queensland recorded 9,404 ne...

Trial of Kim Potter in death of Daunte Wright reaches closing arguments

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Closing arguments were set for Monday in the manslaughter trial of Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who says she meant to use her Taser not her gun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright as he tried to ...

Harvard devotes $100m to closing educational gap caused by slavery

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Harvard University is setting aside $100m for an endowment fund and other measures to close the educational, social and economic gaps that are legacies of slavery and racism, according to an email the university’s pre...

Closing Syria aid route would be ‘catastrophe’, UN warned

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The last remaining UN humanitarian aid route into Syria looks set to be shut down in a vote at the body’s security council next month, another casualty of the collapse in relations between the west and Russia. On 10 J...

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