Covid / United Kingdom / Covid-19

TONIGHT: It's one year since the first recorded Covid death in the United Kingdom, now a total of 124,261 have died. Why was the UK so unprepared? #Newsnight  broadcasts a special programme looking at why Covid-19 hit the country so hard 📺 2245 @BBCTwo  with @KirstyWark 

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45 regional organizations press ASEAN to abandon its outdated policy of "non-interference" to address Myanmar's crisis including by seeking an end to the junta's shooting of protesters and its release of political prisoners and suspending business with the military's companies.

ASEAN's insistence on consensus means that it stands for no more than the lowest common denominator -- the likes of Brunei or Laos. It is sad commentary if it cannot do better than that to stop the Myanmar junta's killing of protesters,

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A mob of far-right Israelis marched in occupied East Jerusalem chanting racist slogans like "Death to Arabs." Police, who have blocked Palestinians access to the Old City during Ramadan, used tear gas and water cannons. 100 Palestinians were wounded in the violence, say medics.

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