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New Zealand finally welcomes godwit two months after it was blown 2,000km back to Alaska

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A plucky migrating godwit that captured New Zealand’s attention after it was forced to make a dramatic U-turn back to Alaska after 33 hours of non-stop flight has finally touched down in the country. Every year, the E...

Australia news live update: Sydney welcomes international travellers as NSW and Victoria borders reopen

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First flights land as New South Wales allows fully vaccinated people to enter without quarantining, while more restrictions within the state lift. Follow all the day’s news

Sinn Féin welcomes call for progress on Northern Ireland abortion services

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Sinn Féin has welcomed a demand by the British government for progress on the introduction of abortion services in Northern Ireland as the party denounced Democratic Unionist opposition to the provisions as “shameful ...

Andy Murray welcomes investment in wake of Emma Raducanu’s success

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Andy Murray has stressed the importance of continuing to capitalise on Emma Raducanu’s success in the wake of the announcement last weekend of a £22m government investment in public tennis courts. “It’s very positive,...

Cathedral bells ring out as New Zealand welcomes godwits after longest migration

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Thousands of migrating birds have been welcomed back to New Zealand to the sound of cathedral bells, after making one of the longest avian migration flights in the world. Eastern bar-tail godwits, or kuaka in Māori, l...

BBC director general welcomes proposals for ‘distinctly British’ content

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The BBC’s director general has embraced the idea of requiring broadcasters to produce “distinctly British” content, after losing British talent to deep-pocketed streaming services. The likes of Netflix have invested e...

Boris Johnson welcomes decision to open UK-US travel ‘in time for Thanksgiving’ – video

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Boris Johnson has welcomed the US decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and most EU countries to travel into the country from early November. The move signals t...

Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity

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Elon Musk surprised his first all-private crew of space tourists with a welcome home gift after their trailblazing trip to orbit ended on Saturday night: a $50m donation to the children’s charity St Jude. The billion...

Taiwan welcomes support from major allies after Aukus pact riles China

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Taiwan has welcomed support from major allies after a US-Australia ministerial forum pledged stronger ties with the island and the European parliament called for a bilateral trade deal. A spokesperson for the foreign ...

Tuchel welcomes Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea ‘to finish his story’

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Thomas Tuchel says Romelu Lukaku has returned to Chelsea to “finish his story here” after the striker sealed his club-record move from Internazionale. Chelsea paid the Italian champions £97.5m for Lukaku, who rejoins ...

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: New Zealand welcomes border reopening plans

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New Zealand’s much-awaited, albeit cautious, roadmap for reopening its borders has given businesses and families a taste of hope for the future, though health experts warn that it is dependent on improving the country...

UK steel industry welcomes extension of protectionist tariffs

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The steel industry has welcomed the government’s extension of measures to defend the ailing sector from a flood of cheap imports. Liz Truss, the international trade minister, said the government had overruled the Trad...

‘It’s about keeping safe’: Peak District welcomes visitors as Mansfield cases rise

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On the coronavirus map of Britain, the Derbyshire Dales has reached epidemiological nirvana. The region of 72,000 people has recorded only nine Covid cases in the past fortnight, making it one of the least-infected pl...

Heather Knight welcomes India Test in busy summer for England Women

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England Women will begin their international season with a Test against India at Bristol in June in a move which their captain, Heather Knight, hopes will signal a revival of the multi-day format in the women’s game. ...

Tuesday briefing: Cameron welcomes Greensill lobbying inquiry

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Good morning everyone, Graham Russell here to deliver you the news for one morning only. David Cameron said last night he “will be glad to take part” in an unprecedented inquiry into lobbying by a former prime minist...

Blackpool welcomes return of visitors but worries about summer

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“I felt like a kid going to Disneyland for the first time,” said Blake Lockwood, 22, describing the giddy journey to Blackpool pleasure beach from Leeds on Monday morning. “There was a buzz from everyone on the train,...

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