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Commonwealth must acknowledge racist past: Harry and Meghan

Commonwealth must acknowledge racist past: Harry and Meghan

The Sussexes use their final appearance as working members of the Royal family to address the 'historical injustice' of colonial Britain.

  • by Hannah Furness

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British MPs want Hong Kong's Carrie Lam on Magnitsky hit list
China relations

British MPs want Hong Kong's Carrie Lam on Magnitsky hit list

Not one organisation or person from China is yet on the list of people and organisations that Britain's new human rights legislation will target.

  • by Latika Bourke
Brazilian President tested for COVID-19
Coronavirus pandemic

Brazilian President tested for COVID-19

Jair Bolsonaro, heavily criticised for not wearing masks in public as the pandemic devastates Brazil, is awaiting test results after local media reported he had symptoms.

'Physically impossible' to enforce social distancing as British pubs reopen
Coronavirus pandemic

'Physically impossible' to enforce social distancing as British pubs reopen

Police say it's 'crystal clear' drunk people cannot adhere to social distancing rules.

  • by Pan Pylas
Croatia re-elects conservative ruling party
World elections

Croatia re-elects conservative ruling party

Criticised for endorsing Novak Djokovic's tennis tournament amid rising coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic ended up timing his re-election bid just right.

  • by Joe Orovic and Patrick Kingsley
Coronavirus pandemic may not have started in China, experts say
Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic may not have started in China, experts say

Oxford researchers say environmental factors, meat-packing plants, faecal spread warrant closer attention, and that some viruses 'don't come or go anywhere, they are always here'.

  • by Sarah Knapton
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Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days
Coronavirus pandemic

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

The north-western region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown.

  • by Jessica Jones
Anti-vaxxer movement casts doubts on whether COVID vaccine would succeed
Coronavirus pandemic

Anti-vaxxer movement casts doubts on whether COVID vaccine would succeed

A number of polls around the world show such large proportions of the population remain reluctant to get vaccines that it raises doubts whether herd immunity could be reached.

  • by Jennifer Rigby
Boris Johnson to pull Huawei out of 5G network within months
Huawei ban

Boris Johnson to pull Huawei out of 5G network within months

British intelligence agency GCHQ is understood to have revised its previous assurance that the risks posed by the Chinese technology giant can be safely managed.

  • by Edward Malnick
Zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside Swiss enclosure
Animal attacks

Zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside Swiss enclosure

Horrified visitors raised the alarm after seeing the tiger attack the female keeper inside the big cat enclosure.

British PM's father defends trip to Greece despite COVID-19 advisory
Coronavirus pandemic

British PM's father defends trip to Greece despite COVID-19 advisory

The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday defended his decision to fly to Greece even though at that time the government advice was for UK nationals to avoid all but essential international travel.