Monday, January 18, 2021

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Coronavirus live news: Ireland surges to worst infection rate in world; Spain sees record rise in weekend cases

<!--><!--><!--><!--> Key events Show 1.55pm EST13:55 Summary of key events 1.15pm EST13:15 Spain sees record weekend rise in infections 1.14pm EST13:14 More than 46,000 new cases in Britain 12.03pm EST12:03 New lockdown unavoidable, says Portuguese PM 10.47am EST10:47 Irish infection rate rockets to be worst in the world 10.05am EST10:05 BioNTech ups vaccine...

Coronavirus live news: WHO says poorer countries not getting vaccines; Denmark to restrict all travel

<!--><!--><!--><!--> Key events Show 7.18pm EST19:18 NSW to introduce daily testing of all staff working in hotel quarantine 7.02pm EST19:02 NSW records one new case of locally-acquired Covid-19 6.15pm EST18:15 Woman with UK variant of the virus travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane 6.04pm EST18:04 No new coronavirus cases in...

Coronavirus live news: France's border with UK closed 'for foreseeable future'; Europe exceeds 25m cases, reports say

<!--><!--><!--><!--> Key events Show 1.50pm EST13:50 France's border with UK to remain closed 'for foreseeable future' 11.37am EST11:37 UK records highest number of daily deaths since April 21 10.32am EST10:32 Europe surpasses 25m Covid cases, reports say 8.47am EST08:47 Germany reports over 1,000 Covid-linked deaths 6.01am EST06:01 Summary 5.29am EST05:29 WHO calls for...

New Congress sworn in as Georgia runoffs loom and Trump runs amok

Congress convened for its 117th session on Sunday, swearing in lawmakers amid extraordinary political turmoil as Republicans worked to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump, crucial Senate runoffs in Georgia loomed and the coronavirus surge imposed severe limits...

Fauci rebukes Trump Covid claims but offers 'no excuses' for vaccine delays

The pedestrian pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in the US came under new scrutiny on Sunday, as the pandemic death toll passed 350,000 and experts warned of another surge in infections and deaths arising from gatherings at Christmas and New...

Brutal Bacon, wild Gehry and unmissable Abramovic: 2021's best art, architecture and photography

ArtScreaming apes, isolated in cages – and that’s just the people. Bacon was the most atheist of artists and his vision of humans and other animals is relentlessly Darwinian, so don’t look for cuteness or sentiment in his ruthless...

Review of the year: uncovering the science of Covid-19 (part two) – podcast

This year, the Sars-CoV-2 virus has come to dominate both the headlines and our lives. In the second of two episodes reviewing the science of the pandemic so far, the Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, its science editor, Ian...

In case you missed them: the Guardian's unsung heroes of 2020

Election pranksters True to form for an administration that could make the most routine tasks somehow absurd, Donald Trump couldn’t even lose an election without making it weird. With close but clear results, he refused to concede, concocting a series...

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Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch

By Joey RouletteWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket...