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Covid: Plea to get the jab in variant hotspot areas

Reuters People eligible for a vaccine in areas where the Indian virus variant is spreading are being urged to get the jab. Health minister Edward Argar said there had been ...

Israel-Gaza conflict rages as US envoy visits

Getty Images A US envoy has arrived in Tel Aviv for de-escalation talks as unrest between Israel and the Palestinians continues. Hady Amr will take part in talks with Israeli, ...

Teenage girl found in boat drifting for 22 days at sea

A 17-year-old from Ivory Coast has shared her incredible story of being rescued after spending three weeks adrift at sea. Out of 59 passengers, Aicha is one of only three to survive ...

Indian variant: Next steps considered amid India variant concern

Reuters Local and regional restrictions to tackle the Indian Covid variant cannot be ruled out, the government has said, as it expressed concern over the speed of the variant’s ...

Covid in Bolton: What’s causing the spike?

Getty Images Cases of the Indian Covid variant have more than doubled in the past week, figures from Public Health England show. Bolton in Greater Manchester is one town that ...

Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day

The Israeli military has intensified its assault on Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel’s ...

Israel reinforces Gaza border as conflict rages on

Israel has deployed tanks and troops to its border with Gaza, as it mulls whether to launch a ground operation in the territory after days of violence. Conflict raged ...

Israel-Gaza: BBC reporters’ reaction on the ground

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Violence in Gaza and Israel shows no sign of abating amid rocket fire, air strikes and civil unrest.

Indian variant: Government concern at speed of growth

Reuters Local and regional restrictions to tackle the Indian Covid variant cannot be ruled out, the government has said, as it expressed concern over the speed of the variant’s ...

Israel-Gaza: Rockets pound Israel after militants killed

Hamas militants have launched dozens of rockets at Israel after Israeli air strikes killed senior commanders and felled a multi-storey building in Gaza. Reports say several ...