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Pandemic

January 23 in History

The ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first identified from an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.  Attempts to…
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‘A recipe for hatred’

By Max Fisher Boris Johnson, long famed for brushing off accusations of distorting, misleading or outright lying that, far from slowing his rise, seemed to only bolster his image as an incorrigible scamp, suddenly faces potential political…
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First fires, then floods

By Damien Cave WEE WAA — Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fuelled wildfires burned to the north and south. Last week,…
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