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Amazon defeats historic Alabama union effort

The contest was test for the e-commerce giant, which has faced global criticism for worker treatment.

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Greta Thunberg: I don’t think I’ll be going to COP26

She told the BBC she was concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.

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Save our wine! Big freeze spells disaster for French vineyards

Vineyards in some areas are reporting extensive damage and the government is declaring a disaster.

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South Korea beauty brand sorry for ‘paper bottle’ label fail

South Korea’s Innisfree is accused of “greenwashing” for selling misleading eco-friendly packaging.

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Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

Human rights groups say North Korea is facing dire food shortages and economic instability.

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‘Lost golden city’ found in Egypt reveals lives of ancient pharaohs

The city near Luxor has been hailed as one of the most important finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb.

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Israel to ignore ICC war crimes investigation

Israel say the court has no right to look into possible crimes in the occupied territories.

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Taiwan drought: Man retrieves phone dropped in lake a year ago

Taiwan is suffering from its worst drought in decades, but one man has found a silver lining.

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Ocean noise: Study to measure the oceans’ ‘year of quiet’

Marine scientists set out to study the ‘year of the quiet ocean’ following the pandemic.

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Obituary: DMX, the record-breaking rapper with bark and bite

He was one of America’s most successful rap stars, but his life was plagued by personal problems.

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Sexual health: ‘I can’t tell my mum I’m having sex’

In conservative Singapore, start-ups give young adults discreet access to sexual health products.

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Antiretrovirals: Plight of HIV patients over ARV drug shortage in Kenya

A tax dispute has led to a shortage of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and HIV testing kits in Kenya.

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Markus Söder: Star Trek fan who could boldly go and lead Germany

A veteran Bavarian leader is tipped to run for chancellor as the Merkel era ends this year.

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Is Netflix’s Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans?

Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world’s oceans as a new film suggests?

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How US history explains vaccine passport scepticism

Yellow fever, slavery and distrust of government all contributed to resistance to official checks.

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Prince Philip: US President Joe Biden describes him as ‘a heck of a guy’

US President Joe Biden paid tribute to Prince Philip and a “lifetime of service to the United Kingdom”.

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Ukraine conflict: Moscow could ‘defend’ Russia-backed rebels

A senior Kremlin official issues a warning as tensions rise in eastern Ukraine.

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Expert says George Floyd died from lack of oxygen

George Floyd tried to “crank up his chest to get air”, the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis hears.

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Covid patient receives world’s first living donor lung transplant

A woman in Japan becomes the world’s first Covid patient to receive a transplant from living donors.

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Czech vaccines: European rights court backs mandatory pre-school jabs

Families had challenged the Czech government’s ban on unvaccinated children entering pre-schools.

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Turkey blames EU in ‘sofagate’ diplomatic spat

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when meeting Turkey’s leader.

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Zach Avery: Hollywood actor arrested over $690m scam scheme

Zachary Horwitz is accused of scamming investors with fake Netflix deals to fund a lavish lifestyle.

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ENA: Macron scraps French leaders’ elite training school

A degree from the ENA has been the passport to the upper echelons of French politics for decades.

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Italian man ‘offered €10,000 in Bitcoin’ to maim ex-partner

The 40-year-old allegedly contacted a man via the dark web to paralyse his ex-girlfriend.

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Kyrgyzstan: Fury over death of ‘bride kidnapping’ victim

Protests break out in Kyrgyzstan after a woman abducted for marriage is found dead.

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Norway death: Police ask how Oslo man’s body lay in flat for nine years

“How could it happen,” police in Norway ask of the man who died with no-one reporting him missing.

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Biden gun control: Another mass shooting as White House signs gun orders

A doctor, his wife and three grandchildren die in South Carolina as White House announces new measures.

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Milk Tea Alliance: Twitter creates emoji for pro-democracy activists

The Milk Tea Alliance unites pro-democracy protesters in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Myanmar.

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Sri Lanka Mrs World arrested over pageant bust-up

Beauty queen Caroline Jurie and another contestant are arrested after a fracas at the contest.

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The woman who took on Google and won

When Shannon Wait was suspended after posting about working conditions, she fought back.