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Convicted murderer and former music producer Phil Spector dies in jail at 81
The pop music producer Phil Spector has died while serving a jail sentence for murder. He masterminded dozens of hits in the 1960s and 70s and the US media has reported that he had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19.
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Russian opposition leader detained by police upon arriving home after poisoning
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has spent five months in Berlin recovering from a poisoning attack, has been detained by police after arriving back in Moscow in the last hour. The Kremlin critic risks being arrested but told hoards of reporters on board his flight that he was “an innocent person” and he was…
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Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee warns Australian-style quarantine could have ‘real impact’ on people’s lives
We spoke to the MP Tom Tugendhat, who is chair of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and heads the China Research Group of Conservative MPs. We asked him about the impact here of an Australian-style quarantine system.
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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. He was speaking as 10 new mass vaccination centres are set to open in the next week. But the head of NHS England has warned that Covid patients are being admitted to…
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Trump’s former Chief of Staff: ‘I don’t think history is going to be very favourable to him’
We were joined from Florida by Mick Mulvaney who was acting White House Chief of Staff under Donald Trump for more than a year.
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‘He won’t be my president ever’ says Trump supporter in Michigan
Siobhan Kennedy is in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan for us now, another city facing tightened security.
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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. In state capitals across the US, law enforcement officers are on high alert for protests promised for today by Donald Trump’s supporters. So far,…
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India launches ambitious vaccination programme for 1.3 billion citizens
India has launched one of the world’s biggest and most ambitious vaccination drives against for its 1.3 billion citizens. The government aims to administer 300 million coronavirus jabs by August – with healthcare workers first in line for the vaccine. India has registered more than 10.5 million coronavirus cases, the second highest in the world,…
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‘The FBI was basically trying to destroy Martin Luther King Jr’ says documentary filmmaker
A new documentary sheds light on how the FBI targeted America’s most prominent civil rights activist in the 1950s and 60s. The film called MLK/FBI draws on recently declassified files and bug and phone tapping recordings of Martin Luther King, yet to be released. At the time they wanted to find links he had with…
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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. With thousands of National guard troops streaming in, checkpoints have been set up and metro stations shut down. But it’s not…
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Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as President of Uganda amidst allegations of fraud
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office after an election that has been marred by violence. Museveni maintained his grip on power after 35 years in office by winning nearly 60 per cent of the vote. But his challenger Bobi Wine urged people to reject the result saying it was the…
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‘Reaching zero cases doesn’t depend on country’s size but on strong leadership’ says New Zealand epidemiologist
As the UK institutes tighter travel restrictions, it’s worth remembering that the country that brought in the strictest controls before any other was New Zealand. While some here were floating the idea of mass infection leading to herd immunity, New Zealand went hard and fast into lockdown at a time when there were only a…
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3.5 million 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. And on Monday, tough new travel restrictions will take effect aimed at reducing the spread of new variants of the virus. But the aviation industry is demanding more support from the government, warning that the restrictions are threatening…
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