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Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after Russia return
A Russian judge has imprisoned the opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 30 days. The hearing took place not in court, but a police station, with Navalny's lawyer given barely any notice.
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Inside the Trump presidency’s ‘alternative facts’
In just over 40 hours, on Wednesday early morning, President Trump will leave the White House to fly to West Palm Beach in Florida, skipping the inauguration ceremony of his successor - the first
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FBI investigates background of troops guarding Capitol ahead of Biden inauguration
There is a vaccine story in Washington too - 30 million doses delivered so far, but only 12 million have ended up in people's arms. President-elect Biden intends to change that quickly.
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Over-70s to be offered Covid vaccine in England
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the speeding up of the vaccine rollout offers a way out of lockdowns.
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UK hospitals remains under pressure as four million people receive Covid vaccine
Although vaccination numbers are rising sharply, hospitals remain under intense pressure. The number of patients with coronavirus in UK hospitals is the highest that it's been throughout the pandemic.
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Washington remains on high alert while Biden plans executive orders for inauguration day
There's usually tight security here in the run-up to a Presidential inauguration, but this time it is tighter than ever thanks to the deadly siege of Capitol Hill 11 days ago. (Subscribe: bit.
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Government has high hopes for fast vaccine roll out
The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he hopes everyone over the age of 18 will be offered the covid vaccine by September.
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3.5m in UK receive the vaccine as new travel restrictions come into place
More than 3.55 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine.
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US states on high alert ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration
With just a few days left until Joe Biden is officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, security is still being beefed up for inauguration events in the nation's capital.
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Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as President of Uganda amidst allegations
Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office after an election that has been marred by violence.
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Extreme weather: World’s ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020
The world's oceans hit their highest temperatures in recorded history last year, in what scientists say is a worrying sign of the advance of global warming.
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UK economy shrinks after six months of growth
There is more evidence that things will get tougher before they get better, as figures showed the UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as England went into lockdown for a second time.
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Nancy Pelosi announces a review of US Capitol security after riot
In Washington, the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced a review of security at the US Capitol after last week's violent riots, warning that any politicians found to have aided the mob would be
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UK to close all travel corridors from Monday to protect against new Covid strains
"This is not the time for the slightest relaxation of resolve," the prime minister warned today, as he announced new steps to stop any new strains of the virus entering the country.
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Boris Johnson Covid update: PM says all travellers to UK must test negative from Monday
Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a press conference to announce the closure of all UK travel corridors from Monday.
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Robert Halfon is a Conservative MP and Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee.
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Trump is first US president to be impeached twice - what next?
Trump has been impeached for the second time in just over a year.
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Uganda blocks internet after elections - as Bobi Wine takes on Yoweri Museveni
Security has been stepped up and all internet access has been cut, as the vote counting begins in Uganda's fiercely contested presidential elections.
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UK’s hospitals struggling to cope, as MILLIONS wait for treatment
It is the crisis hidden in the shadow of the pandemic - record numbers of patients waiting for hospital treatment as the surge in Covid cases leaves health services struggling to cope.
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Will vaccine targets be reached in US and UK?
Here is a very sobering fact: Covid has already killed eight times as many Americans as died fighting in the Vietnam war - or to put it another way, there are currently more than the 3,000
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US House of Representatives to vote on second Trump impeachment
A week after the violent raid on Capitol Hill and a week before the inauguration of President Biden, Donald Trump will become the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
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UK reports record 1,564 daily Covid deaths, as pressure rises on NHS
The chief executive of NHS Wales spoke of "enormous" pressure on its services. Northern Ireland's health minister said the situation in hospitals was "unsustainable".
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Uganda election: Voters prepare to go to polls after campaign marred by violence
Ugandans vote tomorrow in a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, who's led the country for 35 years, against the challenger, the singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine.
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Rising Covid cases in Carlisle lead to some patients being transferred miles away
Carlisle has seen some of the sharpest rises in Covid rates in England.
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UK excess deaths highest since WW2 due to Covid
This pandemic is the biggest health emergency this country has faced since the Second World War.
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Congress to vote on removing Trump from office
The US Congress is debating a move calling for the removal of Donald J Trump from office under the 25th Amendment, which declares that the emergency "has come to our doorstep, it has invaded our
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Debate: Should President Trump be impeached over Capitol Hill violence?
In Washington, the mayor has asked for all rallies and large public gatherings to be suspended.
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Why Trump faces second impeachment before his term ends
The final week of a Presidency is supposed to be about burnishing a legacy, perhaps planning a Presidential library and pardoning a few friends in trouble.
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Bobi Wine interview: Uganda’s pop star turned politician on his challenge for the presidency
Now to another democracy in a different kind of trouble. This time in Uganda.
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2.6 million Covid jabs carried out in UK
Almost 2.3 million people have now had their first vaccine dose across the UK. Now the government has set out plans to vaccinate at least 2 million every week.
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