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COVID variant B.1.617, first detected in India, is forcing UK to rethink its approach
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COVID variant B.1.617, first detected in India, is forcing UK to rethink its approach

While Britain would not delay plans to ease restrictions on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the spread of the variant could force the government to change course

'New energy' at Iran nuclear talks as diplomats reconvene; agreement possible in coming weeks, says US
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'New energy' at Iran nuclear talks as diplomats reconvene; agreement possible in coming weeks, says US

The aim of the talks is a return to full compliance with the 2015 accord, known as the JCPOA, which has been slowly disintegrating since the US under Donal Trump withdrew from it in 2018

G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high
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G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high

In a preview of the discussions, Blinken said, "We won't trade shots in arms for political favours. This is about saving lives."

Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK
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Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK

The Serum Institute of India has been at the forefront of producing the lower-cost AstraZeneca coronavirus shot

Prince William and Kate mark 10th wedding anniversary; release images of 'domestic bliss'
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Prince William and Kate mark 10th wedding anniversary; release images of 'domestic bliss'

Two photographs show Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, and the former Kate Middleton in complementary shades of blue.

UK to follow US in pulling out troops from Afghanistan by September, claims report
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UK to follow US in pulling out troops from Afghanistan by September, claims report

The Times said Britain would withdraw its roughly 750 troops, as 'they would struggle without American support because of a reliance on US bases and infrastructure'

British government launches probe into lobbying scandal involving ex-PM David Cameron
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British government launches probe into lobbying scandal involving ex-PM David Cameron

British media began digging into Cameron’s work for Greensill after the company’s collapse forced the owner of Liberty Steel to seek a government bailout

COVID-19 Vaccine: UK to offer Oxford AstraZeneca alternative to under-30s over blood clot concern
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COVID-19 Vaccine: UK to offer Oxford AstraZeneca alternative to under-30s over blood clot concern

Britain's drug regulator said since the balance of risk is in favour of older people, the advice would be for younger people to be offered alternatives such as the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines

Global condemnation grows after Myanmar security forces open fire on civilians in bloodiest day since coup
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Global condemnation grows after Myanmar security forces open fire on civilians in bloodiest day since coup

The United Nations put Saturday's toll at 107 people, including seven children, but expects it to rise further

'America ruled India for 200 years': Fresh off 'ripped jeans' row, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat makes fresh faux pas
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'America ruled India for 200 years': Fresh off 'ripped jeans' row, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat makes fresh faux pas

He also created another flutter when he remarked on the amount of ration distributed during the COVID-19 lockdown. He said families with two members were jealous of those having 20 members since the latter benefited most from the government ration scheme

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's racism allegations 'concerning,' Buckingham Palace says in first statement after interview
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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's racism allegations 'concerning,' Buckingham Palace says in first statement after interview

The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan, the statement said, adding the allegations of racism will be "addressed by the family privately."

Prince Philip undergoes successful heart procedure in London, says Buckingham Palace
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Prince Philip undergoes successful heart procedure in London, says Buckingham Palace

“His royal highness will remain in the hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days,″ the palace said in a statement

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to London hospital as 'precautionary measure', says Buckingham Palace
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Britain's Prince Philip admitted to London hospital as 'precautionary measure', says Buckingham Palace

The palace said Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is expected to remain for a few days of 'observation and rest' at London's private King Edward VII Hospital

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, other British actors criticise post-Brexit visa rules, says it's a 'crisis' for touring artists
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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, other British actors criticise post-Brexit visa rules, says it's a 'crisis' for touring artists

In a letter from the actors’ union, more than 100 UK performers said post-Brexit immigration rules meant “we have to pay hundreds of pounds, fill in form after form and spend weeks waiting for approval - just so we can do our jobs.”

Oxford finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot 76% effective in second, third month after single dose
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Oxford finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot 76% effective in second, third month after single dose

Oxford claims the vaccine also reduces transmission, with as much as a 67 percent drop in the risk of a positive COVID-19 swab test.

Thousands flee Hong Kong in fear of China crackdown; numbers likely to rise after Britain's new visa scheme
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Thousands flee Hong Kong in fear of China crackdown; numbers likely to rise after Britain's new visa scheme

Britain's government said some 7,000 people with BN(O) passports have arrived since July on the previously allowed six-month visa and estimates that over 3,00,000 people will take up the offer of extended residency rights in the next five years

World War II veteran Tom Moore hospitalised with COVID-19; Boris Johnson wishes him ‘full recovery’
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World War II veteran Tom Moore hospitalised with COVID-19; Boris Johnson wishes him ‘full recovery’

Captain Tom became an emblem of hope when he walked 100 laps around his garden, raising around $45 million for the National Health Service

Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays
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Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays

AstraZeneca has said that for now it can only deliver a quarter of the doses originally promised to the EU for the first quarter of the year because of issues at one of its European factories

Britain opens visa scheme for Hong Kong citizens fleeing China's crackdown
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Britain opens visa scheme for Hong Kong citizens fleeing China's crackdown

From Sunday afternoon, anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents will be able to apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom