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Party political conferences: What to expect this year

It's conference season for the UK's main political parties. But why do they have them? And what is likely to happen?   What are conferences? The party...

California fires: Blankets wrapped around world’s biggest trees

Firefighters are wrapping fire-resistant blankets around ancient trees as blazes tear through California's world-famous Sequoia National Park. Officials are concerned that the fire will spread...

Nicki Minaj: Trinidad minister criticises rapper’s vaccine tweet

Rapper Nicki Minaj has been criticised by Trinidad and Tobago's health minister over a tweet in which she said her cousin's friend in the...

Covid: Care homes want more insurance help over virus

Care home owners have said they are struggling to find insurance against Covid-19 claims, which could lead to closures. They want the Welsh government to...

Venezuela judiciary aiding repression, UN finds

A UN fact-finding mission has found that Venezuela's justice system has played "a significant role" in the state's repression of government critics. According to the...

Aukus: UK, US and Australia pact signals Asia-Pacific power shift

A new security partnership in the Asia Pacific will see the UK and US provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered...

Biden calls Australian PM ‘that fellow down under’

US President Joe Biden appeared to forget the Australian prime minister's name during a video conference. He referred to Scott Morrison as "that fellow down...

Denmark set to ban life-term prisoners from new romantic links

Denmark's government has introduced a bill that will ban prisoners serving life sentences from entering into new romantic relationships. For the first ten years of...

Indonesia president found negligent over Jakarta filthy air

An Indonesian court has ruled that President Joko Widodo and other top officials have been negligent in tackling air pollution in Jakarta. The court, in...

Somali President Farmajo cuts PM Roble’s powers amid row over missing spy

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has cut some of the prime minister's powers in the latest twist in a bitter rift between the two...

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