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Covid variant thought to have emerged in Brazil detected in UK and probably introduced "some time ago", leading scientist says

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The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as lockdown restrictions reduced economic activity, official figures show

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Travellers banned from arriving in UK from South America and Portugal from Friday, over concerns about Brazilian Covid variant

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Donald Trump becomes first president in US history to be impeached twice, and faces trial in Senate over Capitol riots

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UK records 1,564 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test – the highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic

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The US executes the first woman in 67 years – Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of killing a pregnant woman, died by lethal injection

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Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging him with "incitement to insurrection"

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Khairi Saadallah handed whole-life jail term after stabbing three men to death in a Reading park in June 2020

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More than 80,000 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test since the start of the pandemic

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh vaccinated against Covid-19 today, Buckingham Palace says

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Boeing 737 airliner with more than 50 people on board goes missing after take-off in Indonesia

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Twitter says it is permanently suspending Donald Trump's account 'due to the risk of further incitement of violence'

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UK records highest daily number of Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic - 1,325 deaths within 28 days of a positive test

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US President Donald Trump confirms he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on 20 January

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"Major incident" declared in London by Mayor Sadiq Khan as Covid-19 cases continue to spread across the capital

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Moderna vaccine becomes third Covid-19 jab to be approved in the UK, but supplies are not expected until Spring

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Boeing to pay $2.5bn to settle US criminal charges over 737 Max aircraft conspiracy - US Department of Justice

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Trump releases statement promising “orderly transition" of presidency on 20 January, but repeats unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud

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US Congress formally confirms Joe Biden's victory, after armed protesters stormed the Capitol

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