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There are Tories of diverse origins and skin tones. What they need now is real difference

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We are witnessing the most racially diverse leadership race for a major party in British political history. Candidates over the course of the contest to be the new Conservative leader have included Nadhim Zahawi, Suel...

Mystery of Black Death’s origins solved, say researchers

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Researchers believe they have solved the nearly 700-year-old mystery of the origins of the Black Death, the deadliest pandemic in recorded history, which swept through Europe, Asia and north Africa in the mid-14th cen...

71 Coltman Street review – the raucous origins of Hull Truck theatre company

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Origin stories: they’re all the rage, and here comes the Hull Truck theatre company’s genesis tale. Writer Richard Bean takes us back to 71 Coltman Street in December 1971, where, in the beginning of Hull Truck was Mi...

‘Tit for tat’: why hunt for Covid’s origins still mired in politics and controversy

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Robert Garry, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane medical school in Louisiana, got a call from his university management telling him that agents from the FBI and CIA had requested a chat about his res...

Covid live news: Russia reports record new cases; China rejects US intelligence report on virus origins

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Follow the latest updates on the coronavirus from the UK and around the world

US intelligence will likely not be able to determine Covid origins, report says

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Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, US intelligence agencies will not be able to conclude whether Covid-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials have said on the release of a fuller ve...

Coronavirus live: WHO experts to revive virus origins inquiry; UK Covid situation ‘quite stable’, says health secretary

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Team of expert scientists is set to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid origins; Sajid Javid says UK Covid defences are working as cases hit 42,776

‘Last chance’: WHO reveals new team to investigate Covid origins

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The World Health Organization has unveiled a team of scientists it wants to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid-19’s origins, with one senior official saying it may be the last chance. The group of 26 experts will b...

Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins review – lock, stock … and lots of bad haircuts

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Say what you might about the Rise of the Footsoldier franchise – for example, that the films are boringly repetitive or that they wallow way too much in macho, estuary-accented crime-flick cliches – at least they’re c...

US intelligence couldn’t resolve debate over Covid origins – declassified report

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The US intelligence community failed to resolve sharp debate within the Biden administration over whether a Chinese laboratory incident was the source of Covid-19, US officials said in a declassified summary on Friday...

US intelligence study inconclusive on Covid origins, according to reports

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A classified US intelligence report delivered to the White House was inconclusive on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, in part due to a lack of information from China, according to US media reports. The assessment...

Coronavirus live news: Japan to expand state of emergency; Biden review of Covid origins reportedly ‘inconclusive’

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Japan to expand state of emergency to eight more prefectures as surging cases overwhelm hospitals; assessment Biden ordered reportedly inconclusive about whether Covid jumped from animals or leaked from Wuhan lab

Covid origins: Australia’s role in the feedback loop promoting the Wuhan lab leak theory

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“BAT MAN” screeched the headline in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on 28 April 2020. “Chinese scientists linked to virus probe worked in Australia.” “An exclusive investigation can reveal the Five Eyes intelligence agencies...

‘Zoonotic’: the Covid-19 origins theory that is not that batty

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How did Covid-19 begin? Some propose a “lab-leak” hypothesis, according to which Chinese virologists working on ways to make bat coronaviruses more dangerous to humans did all too well at that and then let it escape. ...

C of E investigates possible slave trade origins of £9.2bn fund

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The Church of England is to investigate possible slave trade links to an 18th-century endowment which has grown into a £9.2bn investment fund supporting parishes and cathedrals across the country. Queen Anne’s Bounty,...

G7 leaders will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins, leaked communique suggests

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Leaders at the G7 summit will call for a new, transparent investigation by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, according to a leaked draft communique for the meeting. The call was initia...

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