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Larry King, giant of American broadcasting, dies aged 87

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Ex-President Trump's impeachment trial will be delayed until week of 8 February, Senate leaders agree

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Early evidence suggests variant of coronavirus that emerged in UK may be more deadly, UK PM Boris Johnson says

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Donald Trump's impeachment trial, for inciting deadly riot at US Capitol, to begin in the Senate next week, Democrats announce

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Four men jailed for manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in lorry trailer in Essex, UK

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UK R number, the rate of coronavirus transmission, estimated to be between 0.8 and 1 – first time below 1 since early December

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Fines of £800 for anyone attending a house party of more than 15 people to be introduced in England from next week

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Glastonbury Festival cancelled for second year running, organisers say, as they promise tickets will roll over to 2022

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US to rejoin Paris climate agreement as President Biden sets to work dismantling Trump policies

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“Those 400,000 fellow Americans: moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, friends, neighbours and co-workers – we’ll honour them”

President Joe Biden leads silent prayer to “those who’ve lost their lives, and those left behind” by the Covid pandemic

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"A cry for racial justice... will be deferred no longer"

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden says a "rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism" must be defeated

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"This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope"

President Joe Biden says "democracy has prevailed" as he becomes the 46th president of the United States

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"Congratulations Mr President"

Joe Biden sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, becoming the 46th president of the United States

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Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

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Kamala Harris sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, becoming the 49th Vice President of the United States

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Kamala Harris makes history as she is sworn in as the first female, black and Asian-American US vice president

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UK records new daily high of 1,820 Covid deaths, the highest number since the pandemic began

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"This has been an incredible four years, we’ve accomplished so much together”

Donald Trump speaks, for the final time as US President, saying “it’s been something very special, we’ve accomplished a lot”

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Donald Trump leaves the White House for the final time after four tumultuous years as 45th US president

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