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⟳ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:01:13 GMT

US diplomats to boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The White House says no US diplomats will attend the games in China, over human rights concerns.

Rohingya sue Facebook for £150bn over Myanmar hate speech

The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar.

Western leaders urge Russia to lower Ukraine tensions

The US and its European allies urge Moscow to de-escalate, amid fears it could invade Ukraine.

Emmett Till: US closes investigation without charges

The justice department says there is "insufficient evidence" to back a writer's claim a witness lied.

Indonesia volcano: How I escaped the deadly Mt Semeru eruption

Watch as this survivor describes how he escaped the deadly Mt Semeru eruption in Indonesia.

Ghislaine Maxwell 'gave schoolgirl outfit to Epstein victim'

An accuser says the socialite suggested she dress up to serve tea to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine'

One Cathay Pacific pilot said he had spent almost 150 days in quarantine this year alone.

Amid shortage, Canada taps into emergency maple syrup reserves

The Canadian province of Quebec produces 70% of the world's maple syrup supply.

Covid-19: Italy tightens restrictions for unvaccinated

A so-called Super Green Pass will be needed to access theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

New York's workers must all have vaccine by 27 December

The city's mayor is introducing a vaccine mandate for all private sector employees from 27 December.

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