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A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager in Miami, Florida. Photograph:  Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

Last September, nearly half of all US adults told the Pew Research Center that they would “probably” or “definitely” not accept a Covid-19 vaccine. Mo(...)

Naomi Osaka wore a different mask each day to last year’s pandemic struck US Open with the names of African Americans who controversially died in the hands of the US police. Photograph: Getty Images

Getting real. Tuning in. Substance. Spirit. Sentiment that belongs less in the corporate stratosphere than a bong session with the Summer of Love Club(...)

Dominic Cummings gives evidence to a Westminister committee on Wednesday. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

Like the climactic scene in a revenge tragedy, Dominic Cummings’s seven-hour appearance before a Westminster committee on Wednesday was always going t(...)

People wait in line at a busy supermarket in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

Taiwan appealed to people to avoid panic-buying items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to (...)

By the midpoint of 2022, at least some of the bottleneck in semiconductor supplies should have subsided. Photograph: Getty Images

For want of a shoe a horse was lost. The old mnemonic that warns one to prepare down to the smallest details for every eventuality apparently didn’t (...)

A US military aircraft armed with cruise missiles. File photograph.  Photograph:  US Air Force/Getty

A US defence contractor has been fined $13 million (€10.8 million) for exporting sensitive military blueprints to Ireland and four other countries in (...)

A healthcare worker carries out Covid-19 testing at a drive-through clinic in Perth, Australia. Perth is on alert after a hotel quarantine security guard and two of his housemates tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty

Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has warned the government that citizens stranded in India face the prospect of serious illness wit(...)

Groves of giant rhododendrons drip with Jack in the Beanstalk-sized blossoms at Kilmacurragh gardens in Wicklow.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visiting any garden after the endless nothingness of lockdown number three feels strange. But visiting Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens in east W(...)

US president Joe Biden  and Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga  take part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Joe Biden welcomed his first official foreign visitor since his inauguration yesterday, as he hosted Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Su(...)

Media mogul Jimmy Lai (72), who is facing other charges including under the national security law imposed by Beijing last year, has been detained on remand since late last year. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty

A group of Hong Kong’s most senior pro-democracy activists including media mogul Jimmy Lai were handed jail sentences on Friday for unlawful protests (...)

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