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Dariga Nazarbayeva confirms deaths of her son

Dariga Nazarbayeva, former speaker of Kazakhstan’s Senate and a daughter of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has confirmed the death of her son Aisultan. "My family is grieving about the death of …

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Prince Harry and Meghan purchase home in Santa Barbara

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set down roots in Santa Barbara, California. A representative for the couple said that they moved into the home last month. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of …

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UK to provide £5 million of aid to Lebanon

Britain will provide a 5 million pound aid package to Beirut, including search and rescue help and expert medical support, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after speaking with the Lebanese prime minister. "We are going to …

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Boris Johnson warns of Europe second wave

UK PM Boris Johnson has warned there are signs of a "second wave" of coronavirus in Europe, as he defended a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain. The PM said the government had to be "swift" - and hinted …

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Visiting the beach boosts wellbeing, study says

Beaches and coastlines are better for one's wellbeing and boost energy more than visiting green spaces, an investigation has found. The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an evidence statement on …

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UK to nominate Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

The UK government has confirmed it will nominate former cabinet minister Liam Fox as its candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, BBC reports. The body is searching for a new director-general to replace Brazilian Roberto Azevedo …

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Trump holds phone call with Elizabeth II

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Queen Elizabeth II and wished her a belated happy 94th birthday, the White House said. The rare royal phone call occurred more than two months after the queen’s birthday in April, and …

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Loneliness has direct link with smoking: study

A new UK study has found evidence to suggest that there may be a causal link between smoking and feelings of loneliness, and that lonely individuals may be more likely to start smoking and find it more difficult to quit the habit. …

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UK approves dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment

The United Kingdom government has approved the use of a widely-available steroid drug dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. According to the UK Health Ministry, the government-funded UK trial showed drug saved lives by …

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World's oldest man passes away

The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. Weighton was born in …

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