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'Partial success': Pandemic is slowing down, says the WHO

'Partial success': Pandemic is slowing down, says the WHO

Numbers are better, countries are adjusting their coronavirus restrictions ahead of Christmas gatherings, and Turkey joins the race for a vaccine.

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Coronavirus-infected mink rise from their mass grave

Coronavirus-infected mink rise from their mass grave

Thousands of the animals' bloated cadavers have emerged from shallow graves in Denmark. Now locals fear water contamination.

  • by Richard Orange
Cost of pandemic plunges British economy into deepest fall in 300 years

Cost of pandemic plunges British economy into deepest fall in 300 years

Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid out the full historic context of the economic carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic shutdowns.

  • by Latika Bourke
Scotland becomes world's first country to make pads and tampons free

Scotland becomes world's first country to make pads and tampons free

The new law's aim is to tackle "period poverty" and aid those who need menstrual products but struggle to afford them.

  • by Wyatte Grantham-Philips
Police shook tents until migrants fell out sparking outcry and probe

Police shook tents until migrants fell out sparking outcry and probe

The evacuation, filmed by journalists and activists, and drew nationwide attention amid tensions over a draft law beefing up police powers.

'A bit premature': global airline body distances itself from Qantas vaccine stance

'A bit premature': global airline body distances itself from Qantas vaccine stance

"We cannot wait for the vaccine to be deployed, otherwise we'll all be dead," warned the head of the International Air Transport Association.

  • by Latika Bourke
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George Clooney takes aim at Hungarian media, officials accusing him of Soros links

George Clooney takes aim at Hungarian media, officials accusing him of Soros links

A row has developed between actor George Clooney and the Hungarian establishment.

  • by Adam Taylor
Sleepless nights and triplet trials in the race for the Oxford vaccine

Sleepless nights and triplet trials in the race for the Oxford vaccine

Now that studies indicate the vaccine works, Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford, said she was "incredibly relieved".

  • by Sarah Knapton and Henry Bodkin
Photojournalist detained as abortion protest flares in Poland

Photojournalist detained as abortion protest flares in Poland

Soon after the protest in Warsaw began, police arrived and forcibly removed people, including photojournalist Agata Grzybowska.

  • by Vanessa Gera
'Happy coexistence:' Scott Morrison offers China an olive branch in London speech

'Happy coexistence:' Scott Morrison offers China an olive branch in London speech

The PM says he is happy to discuss China's list of complaints about their relationship but it would require China to reopen the lines of communication.

  • by Latika Bourke
Resigned to the pandemic, Brits are now indifferent to the death toll

Resigned to the pandemic, Brits are now indifferent to the death toll

Is Britain starting to give up? Not quite. But the shifting rules have confused people and compliance has collapsed.

  • by Bevan Shields