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Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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The banking giant told investors on Monday that pre-tax profits soared to 10.8 billion US dollars (£7.8 billion) for the six months to June.
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Mr Yousaf said the nursery said there was no place available for his two-year-old daughter – only to offer a place to the child of a white friend.
Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple the government, a senior prosecutor said. Six people, one of them a French citizen, were arrested last month on suspicion of involvement in the plot, following what officials described as a months-long investigation in the Indian Ocean island. The military personnel who were arrested include five generals from the army and the gendarmerie and two captains and five non-commissioned officers, Berthine Razafiarivony, of the Antananarivo court of appeal, said late on Sunday.
Tourists and residents were forced to flee as wildfires in Turkey raged near holiday destinations Antalya and Mugla, and in the surrounding countryside, for a fifth day on Sunday. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats with suitcases while the coast guard and two navy ships waited out at sea in case a bigger evacuation was needed. It follows a heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from North Africa, which led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including on the Italian island of Sicily and in western Greece.
“That is the plan, wherever possible,” a government source told The Telegraph, but stressed it “depends on final JCVI [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] advice and coronavirus vaccine booster trials”.
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Britain is sending a team of investigators to the Gulf as it draws up a "concerted" response to an Iranian drone attack on an Israeli-linked vessel last week that killed a British citizen. Mark Power, the UK deputy ambassador to Israel, told Israeli broadcaster Kan that the team was being sent after London received "clear proof" that Iran carried out the attack. Kan reported that the team will arrive in a few days at the Emirati port of Fujairah, where the damaged vessel - Mercer Street - is doc
Crowds of commuters emerge from a train station in Tokyo during morning rush hour. Last week Japan extended the virus state of emergency in Tokyo due to rising cases of the coronavirus in the capital.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are now officially into their final week but it still feels as if some of the action is just getting going, particularly at the athletics track. Great Britain’s Laura Muir is safely through to the semi-finals of the women’s 1500m and is joined by team-mate Katie Snowden, who ran a personal best in the third heat to qualify. There was all sorts of drama in the race in-between as Sifan Hassan, the world champion who is attempting a 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m treble at these Games, was tripped and fell with 350m to go, but sprang to her feet and caught the leaders to win her heat.
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Boris Johnson warned on Monday that Iran would face "consequences" for a drone strike in the Gulf that killed a British citizen as the Government drew up retaliation plans.
Tokyo 2020 will finish with the closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium
Hope and disappointment under lockdown in Kashmir – photo essayIn the fourth and final photo essay in our series of work in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation, photojournalist Showkat Nanda has been documenting both the hope and the dashed expectations of young people under lockdown during the pandemic in KashmirThis work is supported and produced by the Magnum Foundation, with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation Girls playing in the school compound during an afternoon break. Photograph
A school with a track record of getting poorer teenagers into Oxbridge is teaching them to overcome “imposter syndrome” and cope with being the first in the family to go to university. London Academy of Excellence, in Tottenham, in one of the poorest wards in the country, has introduced counselling for students, some of whom juggle care responsibilities with school work, and bear the weight of parents’ expectations to become doctors and engineers. The academically selective sixth form takes students from five state secondary schools in Tottenham.