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UK begins post-Brexit future

New Year’s Day newspapers reflected the historic but still deeply divisive change, which will have repercussions for generations to come

Freight lorries disembark from a cross channel ferry at the Port of Dover following the end of the Brexit transition period, in Dover, Britain, on 31 December 2020

AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine approved for use in UK

The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine intially showed an average 70 per cent effectiveness but that level jumped to 90 per cent depending on the dosage regime

AstraZeneca's logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken on 9 November 2020

China to leapfrog US as world’s biggest economy by 2028: CEBR

China will overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the contrasting recoveries of the two countries from the ...

China to leapfrog US as world’s biggest economy by 2028

No need for major alarm over new coronavirus strain: WHO

WHO officials said they had no evidence that the variant made people sicker or was more deadly than existing strains of COVID-19, although it did seem to spread more easily

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 October 2020

EU citizens in the UK face two-tier system after Brexit

Most EU citizens settled in the UK will retain their rights to live and work in the country after Brexit, but on 1 January a two-tiered system comes into force that may exclude thousands

Britain's chief Brexit negotiator, David Frost arrives at St Pancras International station in London, Britain on 6 December

Britain unveils green plan for post-Brexit finance

Britain demanded Monday that companies reveal the impact of climate change as it unveiled its first ever sovereign green bond under measures to help it reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Britain unveils green plan for post-Brexit finance

Virus-hit Rolls-Royce boosts finances with £5.0b plan

British aerospace giant Rolls-Royce, facing plunging demand as the coronavirus pandemic sparks an air transport crisis, launched plans Thursday to shore up its finances by up to £5.0 billion ($6.4 ...

Workers check a Rolls-Royce Trent 700 aircraft engine on the assembly line of the Airbus Beluga XL large transport aircraft in Blagnac, near Toulouse, south-western France. 20 March 2018.

Harvey Weinstein stripped of his British honour

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award following his conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress.

Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court in New York.

'Irreplaceable' stolen books recovered in Romania

Romanian prosecutors said Friday they had recovered around 200 centuries-old stolen books which disappeared from storage in Britain in 2017, including works by Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Dante ...

An Iraqi man reads a book at a shop in the Howeish book market in the holy city of Najaf, 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of Baghdad, on 16 August 2018. Photo: AFP

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Fish being served to pelicans by the national zoo employees (unseen) at Mirpur, Dhaka. A recent picture.
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