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Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex trafficking case

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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Foreign students in US: Trump administration drops deportation plans

Foreign students had been told they were at risk if their classes moved online during the pandemic.

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Iran executes man convicted of selling missile information to CIA

The ex-defence ministry employee was accused of selling information about Iran’s missile programme.

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Harvey Weinstein: Judge rejects $18.9m settlement

Dozens of women would have shared the payout but other accusers had objected to its terms.

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Azerbaijan general among troops killed in Armenia border clash

Azerbaijan says the officer was among 11 Azeri troops killed in three days of fighting with Armenia.

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Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post

Emna Charqui is sentenced to six months in Tunisia for a Facebook post imitating Islam’s holy book.

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Top Catalan politician accuses Spain of ‘political spying’

Pro-independence figure Roger Torrent claims the Spanish government targeted his phone with spyware.

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Amazon’s hand-washing policy in spotlight

As part of legal action brought by workers in New York, Amazon’s policy on toilet breaks is debated.

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Daniel Lewis Lee: US executes first federal prisoner in 17 years

Triple murderer Daniel Lewis Lee is executed following a US Supreme Court ruling.

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Bastille Day: France honours health workers amid pandemic

There is no parade and the audience is kept socially distanced amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Naya Rivera: Glee cast and other stars pay tribute

Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are among those paying respect, after the actress’s death was confirmed.

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Suriname election: Convicted murderer Dési Bouterse is replaced by ex-police chief

Suriname’s National Assembly has elected a new president to replace the controversial Dési Bouterse.

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Timbuktu’s jihadist police chief before ICC for war crimes

He is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and making girls marry militants.

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Coronavirus: Why attitudes to masks have changed around the world

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump both publicly wore face masks for the first time. Why now?

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Jenny Hocking: The Australian historian who took on the Palace and won

Australia’s PM was sacked in 1975 under a murky legal decision which has only now been fully revealed.

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Coronavirus: Will women have to work harder after the pandemic?

Women often say they have to work harder to prove themselves than men – will Covid-19 turn back the clock for women’s careers?

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Coronavirus: How to talk about conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories have thrived during the pandemic – what’s the right way to talk to someone who believes them?

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Fake pharmaceutical industry thrives in West Africa

Law enforcement agencies are battling to break foreign-linked criminal syndicates.

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Yemen war: Tortured for supporting the ‘wrong’ side

Disappearances and brutality have become hallmarks of the fighting in Yemen, documented cases show.

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Coronavirus: How did Florida get so badly hit by Covid-19?

Florida is becoming the new US epicentre – but what’s behind the rising case counts?

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The perfume makers that can’t smell a thing

Perfumers are using AI to create millions of scents, but will it replace the traditional methods?

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Tea, drugs and war: Hong Kong’s British history explained

How the British obsession with tea in the 1800s started the unique story of Hong Kong.

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The woman leading the first Arab interplanetary mission

The UAE’s Hope probe will study the planet’s weather and climate, in order to learn about its past.

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Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO

Mixed messages from leaders are undermining public trust in the virus response, warns the WHO chief.

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Naya Rivera: Police find body in search for missing Glee star

The star went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her young son at a lake in California.

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Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci

A memo leaked over the weekend said several officials were “concerned” by Dr Fauci’s past comments.

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Daniel Lewis Lee: US judge delays first federal execution in 17 years

The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee in Indiana is stopped just hours before it was due to go ahead.

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Washington Redskins to drop controversial team name following review

The Washington team’s decision follows a wave of calls to scrap the name long-criticised as racist.

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Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

Drinks giant Diageo, which owns the brand, will trial the environmentally friendly bottles in 2021.

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Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he’s in London

Nathan Law, who fled Hong Kong over China’s new security law, says he is staying in the UK.