Covering the Russia protest: 'Police usually let western reporters go'

Our Moscow correspondent reflects on a new wave of anger against Putin over the treament of dissident Alexei Navalny

Over the last decade, I’ve covered so many protests against Vladimir Putin in Russia that they all start to blur together.

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Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:00am
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Buccaneers beat Chiefs in Super Bowl LV for Tom Brady's magnificent seventh

Whoever said records were made to be broken didn’t have Tom Brady in mind.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 10:12pm
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Australian journalist Cheng Lei formally arrested in China after six months' detention

Calls renewed for humane treatment of news anchor after arrest ‘on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas’

Chinese authorities have formally arrested the detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei “on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas”, prompting fresh calls for the journalist to be treated humanely.

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Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:36am
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Storm Darcy: Netherlands declares 'code red' emergency as rare snowstorm hits

The worst weather for a decade causes all trains to be cancelled but raises hopes of first traditional ice-skating marathon for 24 years

Authorities in the Netherlands declared a rare “code red” emergency for the entire country as it was hit by its first proper snowstorm in more than a decade.

Storm Darcy, which has also sent temperatures plummeting across Germany, packed winds of up to 90km (55 miles) an hour and sent temperatures as low as 5C (23F).

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Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:03am
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'Bingeing free expression': popularity of Clubhouse app soars in China

US social media platform allows users to discuss sensitive subjects like Xinjiang and Taiwan, but many fear it could fall foul of China’s censors

Chinese internet users have flocked to the audio-only social media app, Clubhouse, for uncensored discussions on political and human rights subjects, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the persecution of Uighurs. But there are fears the popularity of the app could lead to censorship or recrimination.

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Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:36am
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Rescuers search for 170 missing after Indian glacier causes devastating flood

Fourteen confirmed dead as hundreds of military personnel look for survivors in Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

Hundreds of Indian military personnel are searching for 170 people unaccounted for after a part of a glacier collapsed and released a torrent of water, rock and dust down a mountain valley in the country’s Himalayan north, killing 14.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 11:55pm
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