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Syrian air defences intercept Israeli attack over Aleppo – state media

SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/syrian-air-defences-intercept-israeli-attack-over-aleppo-state-media-2021-07-19/ CAIRO/AMMAN, July 19 (Reuters) – Syria’s air defences on Monday intercepted an Israeli attack on Al-Safirah area of southern Aleppo, Syrian state media reported, a location where Israel has repeatedly hit a growing […]

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British princes unveil Diana statue as royal rift simmers

SOURCE: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/1/british-princes-to-unveil-diana-statue-as-royal-rift-simmers William and Harry meet for a ceremony in central London after months of friction caused by royal family rows. British Princes William and Harry have unveiled a statue honouring their late mother Princess […]

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Pope condemns travelling abroad to escape coronavirus lockdowns

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/pope-francis-condemns-travelling-abroad-to-escape-coronavirus-lockdowns Pope Francis has condemned people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, […]

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Mum says race played a part in slow search for her murdered daughters

SOURCE: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mina-smallman-sarah-everard-daughters-bibaa-henry-nicole-smallman-b926403.html P olice were slow to respond to the disappearance of two murdered women because they were black, their mother has said. The bodies of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found in Fryent […]

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Matt Hancock: Are we back to 1990s Tory sleaze?

SOURCE: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/matt-hancock-are-we-back-to-1990s-tory-sleaze-1072527 Ministerial adultery may no longer be a resigning issue, but an accumulation of financial and personal scandals evokes memories of the Major government. A Tory Cabinet minister caught in an alleged extra-marital affair […]

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Brexit: Von der Leyen rejects Boris Johnson bid to renegotiate Irish protocol

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/22/von-der-leyen-rejects-boris-johnson-bid-to-renegotiate-irish-protocol The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has rejected Boris Johnson’s move to renegotiate the Northern Irish protocol, raising the temperature of a simmering Brexit row. “The EU will continue to […]

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‘I want to dance’: All COVID curbs lifted in England

SOURCE: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/19/all-covid-curbs-lifted-in-england-worrying-scientists Government hopes high vaccination rate will protect population even as cases surge in a move condemned by scientists. All COVID-19 restrictions have now been formally lifted in England with businesses and individuals left […]