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Covid: WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China
Visas had not been cleared for team members already en route to probe the origins of the virus.
US doctor forgives $650,000 in medical bills for cancer patients
The Arkansas oncologist said the pandemic had left many of his patients struggling to pay.
National security law: Mass arrests among Hong Kong pro-democracy camp
The arrests of around 50 people appear linked to primaries the opposition held ahead of elections.


Can rebel Republicans overturn the election?
Congress is in the spotlight as it meets in a joint session this week to count the electoral votes.
US Congress set to certify Joe Biden victory amid protests
Donald Trump says he will address supporters protesting against the certification of his defeat.
Lai Xiaomin: Criticism of death sentence on former Chinese tycoon
The harsh penalty for a former finance chief is a "major step backwards" says human rights activists.
Trump bans Alipay and seven other Chinese apps
The latest executive order by the US president will only take effect after he has left office.
Stuck in Taiwan, a Brit spearheads campaign to clean up river
Peter Lowe noticed the problem after getting stuck in Taiwan during the pandemic.
The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge: Six months of traffic woe in Nigeria
Commuters in Nigeria's most populous city have been dealing with the partial closure of a busy link.
Coronavirus: Dutch shocked to be EU vaccination stragglers
Caution and bureaucracy have made the Dutch last in the EU to start vaccinating against Covid-19.
US election 2020: The people who still believe Trump won
A distrust of the electoral process among Trump supporters could have implications for the nation.
Palm cockatoo: Why a unique ‘drumming’ bird is in peril
The palm cockatoo is thought to be the only bird to use tools musically to attract a mate.
A tourist, in Afghanistan?
Conflict has made Afghanistan an unlikely tourist destination, but a blogger is bucking the trend.
Jacob Blake: No police officers charged over Kenosha shooting
Wisconsin's district attorney says no-one will face charges over the shooting of the black man in August.
Venezuela crisis: Maduro loyalists take control of parliament
The National Assembly had until now been the only institution not controlled by the Maduro government.
Sahel conflict: France rejects reports of airstrike on Mali wedding
Residents of a remote village say more than 20 people were killed when a helicopter opened fire.
Covid travel: Why Instagram is still full of celebrities 'on holiday'
Despite rising infection rates and restrictions in the UK, some celebrities have continued to travel.
Olivier Duhamel: French political scientist faces inquiry over sex abuse claims
Prosecutors open an inquiry after Olivier Duhamel is accused of abusing his stepson 30 years ago.
Covid: LA ambulances told not to transport some patients to hospital
LA County is experiencing one of the worst US Covid outbreaks, with hospital supplies running low.
'Bean dad' apologises after tin can posts cause outcry
US podcast host John Roderick is "deeply sorry" over his tweets involving his daughter, aged nine.
Coronavirus: India to export Covid vaccines 'within weeks'
India, which makes most of the world's vaccines, will begin exporting Covid doses by the end of January.
Naked fugitive rescued from mangroves by Australian fishermen
The man told the fishermen he had been stuck for days over a swamp near Darwin, living off snails.
FBI found Ghislaine Maxwell using mobile phone data
Agents were able to pinpoint Ms Maxwell’s exact location, using GPS technology.
Tigray crisis: Ethiopia to repair al-Nejashi mosque
The Ethiopian government says it will repair the mosque and a church hit by fighting in Tigray.
Deadly flash floods tear through Bolivia's Sucre city
At least four people were killed and three children and adults are missing, following torrential rain.
Georgia Senate election on knife-edge in vote count
Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are neck and neck with Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.