Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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UK Covid live news: Brazil variant may make foreign summer holidays impossible, ministers warned | Politics

Good morning. As my colleague Linda Geddes reports in our overnight story, the discovery of six cases of the highly transmissible Brazilian coronavirus variant in the UK - three in England, and three in Scotland - has revived concerns that the border controls imposed by the UK government are not tough enough. Her story is here. Yvette Cooper, the Labour chair of the home affairs committee, was on the Today programme this morning saying that ministers have repeatedly been told that the measures currently in place in England may be...
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Australia news live: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week | Australia news

An utterly compelling court hearing will start in Hobart this morning: the final appeal of Sue Neill-Fraser, who was convicted of murdering her husband Bob Chappell onboard the couple’s yacht in 2009. There’s a lot to unpack but basically Neill-Fraser was convicted entirely on circumstantial evidence, Chappell’s body has never been found, and much of the appeal is set to focus on why DNA from a troubled teenager was on the yacht. It is also a test of right to appeal laws, which have been implemented in some states to...
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