Papua New Guinea forced to wait for vaccines as coronavirus crisis spirals out of control

At Port Moresby’s general hospital, 40% of mothers admitted to the labour ward tested positive for Covid-19

Papua New Guinea will not get its first Covid-19 vaccines until next month at the earliest, despite an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak spiralling across the country, hospitals shutting their doors to patients, and an already vulnerable healthcare system on the verge of collapse.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Shares in Europe and US hit Covid peaks on Biden stimulus hopes

Demand for US tech stocks pushes Dow above 32,000 while Stoxx 600 closes at highest in over a year

Share prices in the US and Europe have have reached their highest levels since the start of the pandemic as optimism grows that Joe Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus package can reflate a battered global economy without triggering a surge in inflation.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:38pm
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Nazir Ahmed trial collapses due to 'disgraceful' late disclosure of evidence

Former Labour peer went on trial in Sheffield accused of sexually abusing younger children in 1970s

The trial of a former Labour peer accused of sexually abusing younger children has collapsed due a “disgraceful” late disclosure of evidence by the prosecution, a judge has said.

Nazir Ahmed was charged with two counts of attempting to rape a girl under 16, indecent assault of a boy under 14, and raping a boy under 16, all alleged to have occurred in the early 1970s.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:25pm
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Teen Vogue employees protest new editor-in-chief over anti-Asian tweets

Staffers sent letter to Condé Nast after racist tweets written by Alexi McCammond 10 years ago resurfaced

Employees at Teen Vogue have sent a letter to publisher Condé Nast, protesting against the hiring of Alexi McCammond as editor-in-chief of the influential magazine.

It follows the resurfacing earlier this week of a series of racist tweets written by McCammond 10 years ago.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:48pm
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Guidance on sex question in UK census must be changed, high court rules

Legal challenge brought by Fair Play For Women group prompts change before census day on 21 March

Guidance on the sex question in the UK census must be changed before the official day to complete it on 21 March, a high court judge has ruled.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had issued new advice on how to answer the question “What is your sex?” on the survey this year, which read: “If you are considering how to answer, use the sex recorded on one of your legal documents such as a birth certificate, gender recognition certificate, or passport.”

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:09pm
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UK-Germany trade slumps amid Brexit and Covid fallout

First official snapshot comes after collapse of export volumes in first month of Brexit deal

Trade between the UK and Germany slumped in January amid the economic fallout from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic in the first month after leaving the EU, according to official figures.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:53pm
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Buckingham Palace breaks silence on Meghan and Harry Oprah claims

Statement on behalf of Queen says ‘issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning’

The Queen has expressed her “concern” over race allegations made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as her sadness on learning exactly how challenging the couple had found life as working royals.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
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Thai PM sprays disinfectant on journalists at press conference – video

Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, finished his weekly news conference by spraying alcohol disinfectant on the front row of journalists. He walked away from lectern after evading a question about a possible cabinet reshuffle

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:28am
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