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Just over a year ago, the 2020 Games were postponed — it was acknowledged to be impossible that they could be held in such a crisis. But now, in harsher pandemic conditions, the government says that it is determined that they will go ahead.

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin at his funeral on Saturday. They will, however, be separated by the diplomatic presence of their cousin

“What feels familiar is the connection with people" Kylie Minogue - whose Zoom name is Wine O’Clock - is becoming something of a mogul du vin. As it turns out, peddling wine isn’t entirely different from penning hit pop songs.

"The woke mob has risen and it is coming for one of the most important institutions and traditions of the western world: the British royal family." | @FrankLuntz 

The Japanese government’s official advisers say that a fourth wave of the pandemic is under way. In front of Tokyo’s main railway station a digital display counts down the days to the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics — 99 days and counting.

Owing to coronavirus restrictions, many who would have liked to mourn the Duke of Edinburgh in public will have to follow the ceremony on television at home

How can I watch the funeral? The BBC is to mark the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh with a series of special programmes

Can I listen on radio? BBC Radio 4’s 3pm broadcast of Nora Webster will be rescheduled to allow for coverage of the ceremony, as will Matthew Sweet’s Radio 3 broadcast, Sound of Cinema

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The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032

Hundreds of Hong Kong democracy protesters, including schoolchildren, are trapped inside a besieged university campus

An African refugee has drowned in Venice as tourists filmed on their phones, laughed and made racist remarks

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The head of the government’s vaccine taskforce has failed to publicly declare that she manages private investments in two companies involved in the race to develop coronavirus drugs

A litter of piglets rescued from a barn fire have been served up as sausages to the firefighters who saved them

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A Malaysian sultan who has divorced the former Russian beauty queen he married 13 months ago has suggested that he may not be the father of a son she gave birth to in May

Forget knives, is chopping your food with your teeth the future of food prep?

Chinese scientists have created healthy baby mice with two mothers and no father, pushing back the barriers to same-sex reproduction in humans

“It’s all the real thing,” Tom Cruise insists, looking into the camera. Except the viral TikTok videos of him are not real: they’re “deepfakes”. But what is a “deepfake”, and why are they so worrying?

Cheetahs are on brink of extinction as a result of poaching and the trade in exotic pets

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