Giant iceberg breaks off near UK Antarctic base
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Aerial images show a wide crack in the ice, vast iceberg almost the size of Greater London has broken away from the Antarctic ice shelf near a British research station. The iceberg measuring 1,270 square kilometres (490 square miles) had broken off from the 150-metre-thick Brunt Ice Shelf in a process called "calving", almost a decade after scientists of the British Antarctic Survey first detected growth of vast cracks in the shelf.
Biden's grand game, Brazil's Petrobras, vaccine passports, vegetarian school meals
1 day ago
Joe Biden's first phone call to Riyadh went not to MBS but to his dad, the ailing King Salman. This came ahead of the declassification of intelligence that links the crown prince to the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Overnight, we witnessed the first use of US military force on Joe Biden's watch: an air strike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, just over the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Some 17 people were killed, according to local sources.
Argentina protesters rally against vaccine line-jump scandal
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Demonstrators in Buenos Aires protest against a scandal that allowed people to receive Covid-19 vaccinations if they had government connections. Argentina's former health minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia resigned over a week ago after it emerged he had helped acquaintances cut in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.