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Joe Biden plans a vaccination blitz, but supplies are scarce.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., racing against a surge in coronavirus cases and the emergence of a new variant that could significantly worsen the pandemic, is planning a vaccination offensive that calls for greatly expanding access to the vaccine while promising to use a wartime law to expand production. But his plan is […]

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Met Office issues new heavy snow alerts with 5-10cm falling in some UK areas

A severe weather warning for snow across Britain has been upgraded from yellow to amber after forecasters predicted long travel delays, power cuts, and disruption to rural areas. The Met Office increased its heavy snow warning on Friday in preparation for snowfall from the early hours of Saturday. Forecasters said at least 1-3cm is expected […]

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Bloke wins £100k on scratch card after nipping to shops for ‘bits and bobs’

Join the Secret Elves to discover the best shopping deals and things to do this Christmas A logo designer is celebrating scooping the top prize of £100,000 on a Lottery scratch card. Lucky Michael McCaffrey was convinced there had been a mistake and was certain his Christmas Countdown Scratchcard was not the winning ticket. The […]

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Gibraltar tensions explode: Royal Navy intercepts Spanish boat for second day in row

Brexit: Gibraltar may accept Spanish police presence says expert Two Royal Navy vessels were sent out this afternoon after a Spanish Rayo (P-42) vessel veered into UK territory. HMS Dasher shadowed the patrol boat for more than an hour and broadcasted a number of sovereignty warnings. The 68ft long aircraft carrier was joined on the mission […]

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US Capitol riot: Simon Wilson’s Why I’m Afraid series – after ‘Make America Ridiculous’, what now?

Comment: Part 3 of Simon Wilson’s essay “Why I’m Afraid” BARACK OBAMA says the important thing about American democracy is not that it is “the most powerful country on Earth”, which he puts down to “accidents of history”. Nor is it, as some of his compatriots fondly think, that their democracy has been going for […]

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Prince Charles had to address ‘boiled egg rumour’ in his website’s FAQ

Many are intrigued about the life of the Royal family – from what they wear to what they eat and drink. Some of the royals reportedly have very bizarre eating and drinking habits, and while there is truth to some of them – others have fooled thousands. Sometimes the Royal family may let these rumours […]

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Prince William ‘concerned’ that Harry ‘trying to take ownership of Diana legacy’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Prince William is concerned that Harry is trying to "take ownership" of their mother's legacy, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke of Sussex has been using photos of Princess Diana to promote his new business ventures […]

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Dog ‘cries’ as he holds heartbreaking note begging thieves to return best friend

A devastated golden retriever has left viewers in tears after he was filmed holding a sign begging for evil thieves to return his best friend. Maomao would often spend his playtime with his neighbour's dog, Doudou, also a golden retriever, at a park in Xinxiang, China's Henan province. The two lovely dogs became inseparable until […]

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Waitress’ chilling note that led to tortured boy, 11, being rescued from abusers

A heroic waitress's quick thinking saved an 11-yeah-old boy from the "torture" of his abusers when they all came into the restaurant she works in. Flavaine Carvalho said she was working on her day off at Mrs Potato Restaurant in South Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida, US, on New Year's Day when she noticed at one […]

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Strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged many buildings on Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as panicked residents fled to safer areas.Slideshow ( 4 images )The epicentre of the quake was six kilometres (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city at a […]