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Turkey moves to throw out US ambassador and nine others
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares the ambassadors "persona non grata" for urging the release of the activist Osman Kavala. Also: hundreds of inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak, and Australian scientists produce tadpoles better adapted to climate change.
UN suspends flights to Tigray amid Ethiopian air raids
It follows a government airstrike which forced a UN plane to abort its landing. Also: the actor Alec Baldwin says he's heartbroken by the fatal film set shooting of a cinematographer, and a US whistleblower is given a two-hundred million dollar reward.
Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman on movie set
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when film star fired prop gun. A man was also injured, and police say they're investigating but no charges have been filed. Also, our correspondent follows a group of migrants from Iraq to eastern Europe, and how ivory-poaching in Mozambique has led to more tuskless elephants being born.
The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries
The World Health Organisation that estimates millions of health workers are still unvaccinated and says that rich countries don't care. Also: Queen Elisabeth spends a night in hospital, and Donald Trump announces plans to launch a new social media network.
Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report
Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?
Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic
It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also, Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.
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