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Further 1,610 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test - the biggest figure reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic

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About 1 in 10 people across UK estimated to have had Covid-19 by December 2020 - nearly double the November figure, ONS data suggests

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Officials say fire in vicinity of US Capitol caused earlier security lockdown, suspending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration rehearsal

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US Capitol in Washington DC on lockdown due to "external security threat", police say

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is detained as he returns to Moscow after last year's nerve agent attack

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Phil Spector - the music producer who transformed pop music with his "wall of sound" - dies aged 81 while serving a sentence for murder

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Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni declared winner of Uganda's presidential election amid vote-rigging allegations

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More than two million people around the world have now died with Covid-19

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UK “will temporarily close all travel corridors from 0400 on Monday”

UK PM Boris Johnson says the move will “protect us against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains” of Covid

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UK to close all travel corridors from Monday to protect against risk of as yet unidentified new Covid strains, says PM

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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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