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Jacinda Ardern receives standing ovation for Harvard speech on gun control and democracy – video

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New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern received multiple standing ovations as she gave the commencement address at Harvard University. After warming the crowd up with a few jokes, Ardern warned of the threats cur...

Stinky cheese: Victorian producer receives $9,000 fine for offensive ‘sour milk’ odour

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A Victorian cheesemaker has been fined more than $9,000 over an offensive odour likened to that of “sour milk with earthy characteristics” when facing into the wind. Yarra Valley Dairy, in the town of Yering, was slap...

January 6 panel receives Trump lawyer emails about plan to block Biden victory

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The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol has received a cache of emails belonging to Donald Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, federal court documents filed on Tuesday show. The...

Biden receives second Covid booster as he pleads with Congress for funding

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Joe Biden received a second booster vaccination against Covid on Wednesday and pleaded with Congress to approve more funding to fight any new wave of the virus, while asserting that although the pandemic is not over: ...

Ukrainian president receives standing ovation after EU parliament speech – video

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During an emergency session of the European parliament, Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the EU via video link to 'prove that you are with us' as Ukraine defends itself against an onslaught from Russia, a day after Kyiv offi...

Rishi Sunak receives Partygate questionnaire from Met police

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Rishi Sunak has been sent a questionnaire by the Metropolitan police over his attendance at a birthday party held for Boris Johnson while tough Covid restrictions were in force. The chancellor has not yet responded bu...

Billionaire Tory donor receives £56m from hedge fund, accounts suggest

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The billionaire Tory donor Alan Howard collected £56m last year from the hedge fund he co-founded as the profits shared between its financiers soared, accounts filed at Companies House suggest. Brevan Howard Asset Man...

Homer Plessy, US civil rights pioneer, receives pardon 130 years on

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In front of the old New Orleans train station where, in 1892, Homer Plessy engaged in a trailblazing act of civil disobedience that led to the landmark Plessy v Ferguson supreme court decision, Louisiana’s governor st...

New Zealand bill to ban LGBTQ conversion practices receives record 100,000 submissions

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More than 100,000 people have sent in submissions on New Zealand’s plan to ban LGBTQ conversion practices – more than have ever been made on a piece of legislation. “We’ve already made history with this movement and w...

Coronavirus live news: Taiwan receives first Pfizer doses; vaccination nearly halves chance of long Covid – study

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Taiwan receives delivery organised by tech giants and a charity; likelihood of long Covid in double-jabbed adults who get coronavirus almost half

AFP receives 19 allegations of sexual misconduct involving MPs, their staff or ‘official establishments’

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Federal police say they are close to concluding their inquiries into the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins as they revealed that a further 19 allegations of sexual misconduct involving parliamentarians, their staff or ...

Oxford University receives £11m from fossil fuel firms, report finds

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Oxford University has received more than £11m from oil, gas and petrochemical companies since 2015, according to a new report by students and alumni of the elite university who are calling for it to cut its ties to th...

US employee receives $915 in oily pennies as final wages

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A US man has said 90,000 oil- or grease-covered pennies were left at the end of his driveway after he pressed his former employer to pay the $915 he was owed in wages. Andreas Flaten said he left his job at A OK Walke...

Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

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Boris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where last year he was treated in intensive care for Covid, and urged others to have the jab. Photographs showed the...

‘Vaccine, vaccine’: Dolly Parton adapts Jolene as she receives Covid-19 jab she helped fund – video

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Country music legend Dolly Parton has been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine that she helped to fund. Parton broke into song while getting the Moderna jab, adapting one of her best-known songs. To the tune of Jolen...