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The Queen spent night in hospital after cancelling Northern Ireland visit

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The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old had been due to take part in a two-day trip, but doctors told her that she should r...

Czech hospital angered by unauthorised visit to see ailing president

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Police in the Czech Republic will stop unauthorised hospital visits to the country’s ailing president, Miloš Zeman, after doctors treating him in intensive care complained that a leading political figure had called on...

Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit

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Boris Johnson plans to press Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on the tech giant’s tax record when the pair meet face to face in New York on Monday, Downing Street has said. The prime minister will meet Bezos as part of a three-...

A visit to FC Sheriff: Champions League upstarts from an unrecognised land

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The strains of one anthem give way to a hybrid version of another. A meaningful show of applause for the Champions League music is dying down when, as FC Sheriff Tiraspol prepare for kick-off, the ultras in sector 13 ...

Morning mail: Dfat warning before Afghanistan visit, international vaccine passport plan, woolly mammoths

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Good morning. There is light at the end of the tunnel for families waiting to reunite across international borders, with plans for digital declarations that include vaccination status set to facilitate international t...

Boris Johnson’s West Country visit not a holiday, No 10 says

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Boris Johnson returned to the West Country on Sunday to spend several days with his family but Downing Street has said it is not a holiday and that he is “continuing to work”. In a briefing to journalists, the prime m...

A visit to a dinosaur theme park – and happy, if embarrassing, memories…

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I don’t think my wife has ever liked dinosaurs, which makes our happy marriage all the more impressive. Like many precocious, bowl-cut-sporting children, I spent an unfortunately large portion of my childhood carting ...

‘We were not aware of this visit’: Pentagon on US congressmen in Kabul during evacuation – video

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The Pentagon has responded to the unexpected arrival of two US Congress members in Kabul airport, in what the congressmen claimed was a fact-finding mission but critics have dismissed as grandstanding. “They certainly...

Cornwall tourist board urges people not to visit after Covid surge

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Tourist chiefs have urged people not to visit Cornwall unless they have pre-booked and to test themselves for Covid-19 before, during and after their stay as the county records a rise in cases. Visitors have flocked t...

Labour demands inquiry into claims over spending for PM byelection visit

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Labour has called for an inquiry into allegations that Boris Johnson broke the ministerial code by using a taxpayer-funded plane for a byelection campaign visit. The claim was prompted by a report saying the Conservat...

‘I don’t hold back’: Merkel to meet Putin in farewell Kremlin visit

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Angela Merkel’s “farewell visit” to the Kremlin on Friday will mark the end of one of Europe’s oldest and most complex political relationships, a tense 15-year tug-of-war between Europe’s elder statesperson and the bl...

Australia demands world heritage experts visit Great Barrier Reef ahead of ‘in danger’ list decision

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Australia is demanding world heritage experts carry out a monitoring mission to the Great Barrier Reef before an international committee decides if it should be placed on a list of global sites in danger. The Australi...

Austrian man bitten by python during visit to the toilet

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An Austrian man was bitten by a 1.6-metre (5.25-foot) python during an early-morning visit to the toilet at his home, police have said. The 65-year-old victim “felt a ‘nip’ in the genital area” shortly after sitting o...

Kamala Harris takes heat from both sides in daunting border visit

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The sun beat down on the 30ft border fence that separates El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as temperatures headed towards 100F on the southern border that stands as a symbol for so much in American politics....

UK foreign secretary urged to raise arrest of activists during Cambodia visit

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Human rights groups have called on the British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to intervene over the detention of three young environmental activists when he meets Cambodian leaders on Wednesday in efforts to build t...

India police visit Twitter offices after BJP tweet flagged as manipulated media

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Police in India’s capital served a notice at Twitter’s offices late on Monday, seeking information for a complaint about why a tweet by the spokesperson of the ruling Hindu-nationalist party was tagged as “manipulated...

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