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Iran urges nuclear watchdog not to publish ‘unnecessary’ details on programme

Iran urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear programme, state TV reported, a day after Germany, France...

President-elect Biden unveils team of scientific advisers

US president-elect Joe Biden has said his team of scientific advisers will lead with “science and truth – we believe in both”, in an...

Semeru volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds

Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5km (nearly three miles)...

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

The World Health Organisation’s emergencies chief says the impact of new variants of Covid-19 in places like Britain, South Africa and Brazil remains to...

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

Two million people have now died worldwide with coronavirus, figures show. The tally by the Johns Hopkins University passed the threshold on Friday, showing a...

Washington’s National Mall closed ahead of presidential transition

The US National Park Service has closed Washington’s National Mall to the general public as part of greatly intensified security ahead of Joe Biden’s...

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

A black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in the US, triggering several nights of violent protests and...

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

A racing pigeon which survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to Australia is a quarantine risk and could be...

China sees new coronavirus case spike ahead of WHO research visit

China is experiencing a new surge in coronavirus cases and has reported its first Covid-related death in months. It comes as a World Health Organisation...

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

Two million people have now died worldwide with coronavirus, figures show. The tally by the Johns Hopkins University passed the threshold on Friday, showing a...

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