MF Doom: Hip-hop star dies aged 49

A number of artists have paid tribute to the artist, real name Daniel Dumile. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55504199

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Follow FRANCE 24’s special Brexit coverage as the UK finally leaves the EU

Issued on: 31/12/2020 – 21:54 After more than four years of political wrangling, December 31 marks the day when Brexit finally happens. At the moment London’s Big Ben strikes 11pm

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UN, African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur ends

Issued on: 31/12/2020 – 23:54 The United Nations and African Union on Thursday ended a 13-year mission to keep the peace in the vast Sudanese region of Darfur, even as

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A timeline of Britain’s EU divorce

After more than four years of gruelling negotiations, parliamentary tussles and last-minute cliffhangers, the United Kingdom’s last EU ties will be severed on December 31 when the post-Brexit transition comes

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WHO grants first emergency approval for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution. https://www.france24.com/en/health/20201231-who-gives-emergency-approval-for-pfizer-vaccine-1

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Covid-19: UK reports a record 55,892 daily cases

And another 964 people died within 28 days of a positive test, only slightly down on Wednesday’s figure. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55502595

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Covid: 12-week vaccine gap defended by UK medical chiefs

The British Medical Association said cancelling patients booked in for their second doses was “grossly unfair”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55503739

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How the post-Brexit trade deal will end free movement between UK and EU

Issued on: 31/12/2020 – 21:08 Despite London and Brussels reaching a trade deal to limit the fallout of Brexit the flow of people and goods across the Channel will change

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers New Year’s Eve address

Issued on: 31/12/2020 – 19:24 French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his New Year’s Eve address at a time when the country is in the grip of yet another surge in

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Australia’s national anthem changed to acknowledge Aboriginal people

Issued on: 31/12/2020 – 19:20 A line in Australia’s national anthem officially changed Friday in a move the nation’s leader said was aimed at better recognising the country’s Indigenous people.

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