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The bloc says UK plants are obliged to help make up for possible shortfalls in EU production.
- Hogging Covid vaccines endangers all nations, warns South Africa expert
No countries are safe until all are vaccinated, a leading Covid-19 adviser in South Africa says.
- Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment
Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan.
- Covid-hit New Orleans turns homes into floats for Mardi Gras
Residents hit upon the idea after the annual street parade was cancelled because of the pandemic.
- Kristal and her students are fighting to eradicate ocean plastic
Kristal Ambrose set up the Bahamas Plastic Movement in 2013 in a bid to reduce pollution.
- US issues 'heightened threat' alert after transition
Security chiefs warn that the storming of the US Capitol may embolden some home-grown extremists.
- Covid Australia: Queensland to reopen to Sydney after outbreak contained
Travel bans ease across Australia after a Covid outbreak in its biggest city is brought under control.
- Hotel quarantine for England arrivals from hotspots
People without a valid reason for leaving the UK could face a fine, the home secretary says.
- Jagtar Singh Johal: Scot 'forced to sign blank confession' in India
Jagtar Singh Johal has been held in an Indian jail without conviction for more than three years.
- German Lübcke trial: Far-right defendant faces killing verdict
Stephan Ernst admits firing the shot that killed prominent pro-migrant politician Walter Lübcke.
- Covid-19: US regulators issue warning over 'toxic' Mexico hand sanitisers
Dangerous levels of toxic ingredients are found in many alcohol-based sanitisers imported to the US.
- 'Failing' US firm soars in value as amateurs buy stock
Shares in a games company have soared more than 300% - the result of a fight between private and professional investors.
- New Zealand urges people to ditch influencer-style tourism photos
A tongue-in-cheek official video urges tourists to find more original ideas for their photo poses.
- Tokyo 2020: International Olympic Committee targets 'safe and successful' Games
The IOC "is fully concentrated" on "the successful and safe delivery" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year, says president Thomas Bach.
- English National Opera lessons for long Covid sufferers
The English National Opera's singing coach gives long Covid sufferers breathing space.
- Crisp-loving Norfolk parrot flies again after diet
Bud's new owner claims the bird could "detect a packet of crisps being opened from four miles away".
- Covid-19: Basildon nurse meets her baby after months in hospital with virus
Nurse Eva Gicain says when she held Elleana for the first time she "didn't want to let go".
- Covid-19: 'I told my kids I wasn't going to make it'
Taxi driver Ali Sakallioglu spent 222 days in hospital with Covid, including three months in a coma.
- Nia Dennis: US gymnast's 'black excellence' routine goes viral
Nia Dennis says her floor routine was "a celebration of everything [black people] can do".
- Meet the woman behind Bernie Sanders' famous mittens
Jen Ellis made the mittens Bernie Sanders wore at President Biden's inauguration - now she's receiving thousands of orders.
- Facebook apologises for Plymouth Hoe 'error'
The social media platform removed posts after wrongly identifying the place name as offensive.
- Independent Spirit Awards: Michaela Coel, Carey Mulligan among nominees
Riz Ahmed, Michaela Coel, and Carey Mulligan are all recognised. Will Oscar nominations soon follow?
- Chinese New Year: Clamping down on going home for the holidays
China is striving to curtail the world's biggest mass migration event when people go home to see family.
- Antony Blinken: Who is America's new top diplomat?
The 58-year-old is on home turf in the state department, vowing to restore trust after the Trump era.
- Parosmia: 'Since I had Covid, food makes me want to vomit'
Many are finding things do not smell right after Covid - and that most foods smell and taste disgusting.