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Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a “global mechanism” that would use QR codes to open up international travel. “We need to further harmonise policies and standards and establish ‘fast tracks’ to facilitate the orderly flow of people,” he said. The codes will be...

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Patrick Quinn: Ice Bucket Challenge activist dies aged 37

Patrick Quinn, one of the men who helped drive the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, has died aged 37. Quinn, a New Yorker, was diagnosed with the incurable neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2013. He died on Sunday morning, his supporters wrote...

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Queen and Prince Philip mark 73rd wedding anniversary with new photo

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have marked their 73rd wedding anniversary by releasing a photograph showing them opening a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children. The homemade gift was created by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and is emblazoned...

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Apple to pay $113m to settle iPhone ‘batterygate’

Apple will pay $113m (£85m) to settle allegations that it slowed down older iPhones. Thirty-three US states claimed that Apple had done this to drive users into buying new devices. Millions of people were affected when the models of iPhone 6 and 7 and SE...

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Ben Watkins: US MasterChef Junior star dies aged 14

MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins has died aged 14 from a rare form of cancer, his family has confirmed. The young chef, who appeared on the US version of the popular cooking show in 2018, died on Monday. TV chef Gordon Ramsay, one of the...

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Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn

The Latin American nation’s political turmoil took a chaotic turn Sunday when interim leader Manuel Merino quit and Congress couldn’t decide on his replacement. That left Peru rudderless and in crisis less than a week after legislators ignited a storm of protest by removing President...