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How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant

How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant

How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant LONDON — All at once, the coronavirus seemed to change. For months, Dr. Steven Kemp, an infectious disease expert, had been scanning a global library of coronavirus genomes. He was studying how the virus had mutated in the lungs of a patient …

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Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules

Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules

Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules LONDON — One day last March, as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to sweep across Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain, Daniel Duckett was forced to shut the doors of his Belfast bakery and cafe, the Lazy Claire Patisserie. …

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David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86

David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86

David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86 David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86 “Farewell with respect and admiration to Sir David Barclay,” Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, who had twice worked for The Telegraph, as a Brussels correspondent and as a political columnist, said on Twitter. The newspaper was founded as The Daily Telegraph and …

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George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98

George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98

George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98 George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98 He was born George Behar in Rotterdam on Nov. 11, 1922. His mother was a Dutch Protestant; his father, Albert, was a Spanish Jew born in Turkey who fought the Ottoman Empire in World War I and was …

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Barbara Windsor, Beloved British TV and Film Star, Dies at 83

Barbara Windsor, Beloved British TV and Film Star, Dies at 83

Barbara Windsor, Beloved British TV and Film Star, Dies at 83 Barbara Windsor, Beloved British TV and Film Star, Dies at 83 LONDON — Barbara Windsor, a star of the “Carry On” films and the long-running BBC soap opera “EastEnders,” whose dirty staccato laugh and ability to embody working-class life seared her into Britain’s collective memory, died on Dec. 10 …

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In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl

In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl

In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl Countless studies have shown that polluted air, whether caused by car traffic, coal-fired plants or oil refineries, harms billions of people across the world. In California, wildfire smoke has been poisoning children, …

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Twitter thread of most iconic British TV moments of 2020 goes viral

Twitter thread of most iconic British TV moments of 2020 goes viral

Twitter thread of most iconic British TV moments of 2020 goes viral Twitter thread of most iconic British TV moments of 2020 goes viral A Twitter thread of the most iconic British TV moments of 2020 has gone viral. The list, posted by journalist Diyora Shadijanova, includes moments such as when a Mastermind contestant had no idea who Greta Thunberg …

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Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy?

Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy?

Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy? Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy? The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Yan Zhuang, a reporter for the Australia bureau. Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke certainly never called the …

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British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees

British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees

British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees A British woman who documented her travel around Europe with her partner for the past six years on a popular blog has gone missing while hiking alone in the Pyrenees mountains, the authorities said. Search crews were looking for Esther Dingley, 37, who was last seen …

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Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73 Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. LONDON — Eric Hall, Britain’s most extravagant soccer agent in the 1980s and ’90s, often confessed that he knew little about the …

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