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Government urged not to return to tiered lockdowns that ‘harm poorest in society’
Boris Johnson says the country faces ‘hard choices’ if Indian variant proves highly transmissible
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Russian jail builds replica ‘London’, complete with red phone boxes for inmates
The inmates in Siberian penal colony No 8, in the Novosibirsk region, are known for their creativity
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Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants
Across Poland people are taking off masks and making toasts as restaurants, bars and pubs re-open for the first time in seven months
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Lockdown lifted: The best arts picks for May to July, from live music and theatre to comedy and art exhibitions
As art galleries and performance venues begin to open their doors once more, The Independent’s culture team picks some of the best events taking place in the coming months
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The 16 moments that have defined David Byrne’s career: From Stop Making Sense to American Utopia
As the former Talking Heads frontman celebrates his 69th birthday, Kevin E G Perry looks back at key moments from the groundbreaking musician’s life and work
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Covid news - live: India variant puts end of lockdown in jeopardy, PM says amid warning over Monday easing
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China space agency successfully lands on Mars after its own ‘seven minutes of terror’
US’s Nasa and now China are the only organisations to safely land on the red planet
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Katherine Kelly: ‘There were a lot of raised eyebrows when I went from Rada to Coronation Street’
The actor who played Becky McDonald in Coronation Street for years, is starring in the second series of ITV’s Innocent. She talks to Charlotte Cripps about her latest role as a woman wrongly convicted of murder, moving back up north, and her new sitcom podcast
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10 greatest movie trilogies of all time
Jacob Stolworthy and Alex Pattle count down the best three-part film series in cinema history
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Israel news – live: US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks as unrest spreads over Gaza bombardment
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11 things you’ll understand if you’re a consistent plant killer
It’s not your fault you can’t keep anything alive.
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Israeli strike on Gaza kills 7, unrest spreads to West Bank
An Israeli air raid in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians in the deadliest single strike since the battle with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers erupted earlier this week
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Ai Weiwei says he’s changed his mind about social media: ‘They will not allow what they don’t like’
Exclusive: Dissident artist and activist described how he’s lost faith in platforms like Facebook and Twitter in an interview with The Independent
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Meet the Millennial and Gen Z foster carers
Fostering charity Tact says it has seen a three-fold increase in millennials applying to be foster carers in 2020. Joanna Whitehead talks to some of them
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Ai Weiwei: ‘Lego is no different from Rembrandt or Van Gogh’s paint’
The Chinese art provocateur has been beaten, locked up, and put under house arrest – which is where he got the idea to work with a quite unexpected artform. Then again, he’s always been one to keep us guessing. He talks to Kevin E G Perry about battling state oppression, writing a memoir for his son, and why there’s no hope for social media
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Lockdown lifted: The best art picks for May to July, from live music and theatre to comedy and art exhibitions
As art galleries and performance venues begin to open their doors once more, The Independent’s culture team picks some of the best events taking place in the coming months
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The Latest: India reports drop in cases in Delhi, Mumbai
India’s two biggest cities have reported a drop in daily infections but the government is warning that the devastating surge is spreading in rural areas, where nearly two-thirds of India’s population live
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Newsom's spending binge reshapes California recall election
A fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars and federal aid have reshuffled California’s emerging recall election
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8 best maximalist décor pieces for every room in the house
Less is less, and more is...more
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Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president
A former speaker of Iran’s parliament has registered to run in the Islamic Republic’s upcoming presidential election
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Let's face it: Washington adjusts to new mask guidance
First lady Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we're moving forward.”
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China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal
China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighboring Nepal
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IRS to the rescue? Tax audits eyed for infrastructure cash
Lawmakers are increasingly looking at boosting the IRS to help pay for infrastructure improvements
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UN chief: Foreign fighters in Libya are violating cease-fire
The U.N. chief says foreign fighters and mercenaries remain in Libya in violation of last October’s cease-fire agreement
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Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution
The face of a new Chile begins taking shape this weekend as the South American country elects 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that drafted under a military dictatorship
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Mass brawl between Luton Airport passengers leaves three seriously injured and 17 arrested
Airport ‘shocked and saddened’ by scrap outside duty free
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Philadelphia now says MOVE victims' remains weren't cremated
A day after Philadelphia’s health commissioner was forced to resign over the cremation of partial remains belonging to victims of a 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization, the city now says those remains were never actually destroyed
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2 tornadoes kill at least 7 in China; over 200 injured
Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people in central and eastern China and left more than 200 others injured
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Prosecutors ask to drop most charges in doctor rape case
State prosecutors want to drop most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home
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Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash
Scuba divers on Friday completed the first dive of a massive, six-month effort to rid the popular Lake Tahoe of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulating underwater
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