Johnson announces easing of quarantine for visitors from certain countries

Johnson announces easing of quarantine for visitors from certain countries

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that England is changing its quarantine rules for travellers, so that only those arrivals who are from countries where the coronavirus is 'not yet under control' will have to self-isolate for two weeks.
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French PM Castex visits mask-producing workshop

French PM Castex visits mask-producing workshop

French PM Jean Castex visits a workshop in Roubaix manufacturing "Resilience" masks. He previously gave an update on the Covid-19 epidemic in the Lille metropolis, where the wearing of masks is now compulsory in certain "open public places".
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Plague to protein: Israeli firm seeks to put locusts on the menu

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From biblical plague to modern day protein, one Israeli firm wants to make locusts a sustainable food choice in the Holy Land and beyond. As for whether or not the insects are kosher, the answer is not so simple. At Hargol Foodtech's farm in the I...
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HSBC profits hammered by pandemic and soaring US-China tensions

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French PM visits Lille amid fears of virus resurgence

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex arrives in Lille as the northern city experiences a resurgence of the Covid pandemic, and where masks are now mandatory in certain public sites.
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Afghan security forces on patrol near prison attack claimed by IS

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At least 20 people, including civilians and prisoners, have been killed in fighting between security forces and gunmen who raided an Afghan jail in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said Monday. Outside the prison compound, ...
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Melbourne: Tough new coronavirus restrictions in place

Melbourne: Tough new coronavirus restrictions in place

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Dakar: Historical downtown market to be rebuilt

Dakar: Historical downtown market to be rebuilt

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Malaysia: British woman accused of murdering husband arrives at court

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US astronauts exit space capsule after first splashdown in 45 years

US astronauts exit space capsule after first splashdown in 45 years

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SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in Gulf of Mexico

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America's first crewed spaceship in a decade journeys back to Earth

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Thousands protest coronavirus curbs in Berlin streets

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Israeli police clash with protesters as thousands rally against Netanyahu

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Amitabh Bachchan fans perform prayer rituals for his recovery from coronavirus

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Arsenal fans jubilant after FA Cup win over Chelsea

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Residents clean up debris after floods ravage Afghan village

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Residents of a village in eastern Afghanistan pick up debris and clean up after flash floods swept through the area, killing at least 15 children and a woman, according to an official, and destroying dozens of houses.
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At Paris airport, Covid tests are now mandatory for travellers from high-risk countries

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SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from ISS for return to Earth

SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from ISS for return to Earth

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Arsenal fans celebrate win against Chelsea in FA Cup final

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SpaceX Crew Dragon hatch sealed, ready to depart ISS: NASA

SpaceX Crew Dragon hatch sealed, ready to depart ISS: NASA

Images show the crew on board the International Space Station closing the forward hatch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft ahead of its return to Earth. US astronauts Douglas Hurley and Bob Behnken blasted off from Cape Canaveral on May 30 on bo...
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