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COVID-19: Number of Conservative MPs say they think PM won't follow through and introduce domestic vaccine passports
A number of Conservative MPs have told Sky News they do not think the government will follow through and actually introduce domestic vaccine passports.
Sydney: Cockatoos work out how to open bin lids by watching others do the trick, researchers say
Cockatoos in Sydney have learned to open bins - and the technique is catching on, as others have worked out how to do it by watching them, scientists say.
Turkey: Three dead in fires as authorities investigate causes of blazes - including possible sabotage
Three people have died following wildfires in southern Turkey, with officials investigating the causes of almost 60 blazes.
COVID-19: Up to 1.6 million remain on furlough as Treasury wage support nears new easing
Between 1.1 million to 1.6 million workers remain on full or partial furlough as taxpayer aid for the wage support scheme prepares to be eased further, according to official estimates.
First UK space launch due next year as government introduces new rules
Space flights and satellite launches can now take place in the UK, with the first expected next year, after new regulations came into force.
COVID-19: Pregnant women urged to get vaccinated after worrying rise in hospital admissions for coronavirus
Unvaccinated expectant mothers are at greater risk from the Delta variant, with both mother and unborn baby at particular danger of becoming severely ill from COVID-19.
COVID-19: Government 'increasingly confident' more countries will move to amber or green travel lists
The government is "increasingly confident" that more countries will soon be added to the amber and green travel lists, Dominic Raab has told Sky News.
Russian traffic officer with golden toilet is arrested after police uncover massive bribery scheme
A senior Russian traffic officer accused of leading a criminal gang has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.
COVID-19: One in seven British shops now lie empty - and rates are increasing despite the economy reopening
One in seven shops across Britain is lying empty - with the number rising over the last three months even as the economy reopened, new figures show.
From keen diners to cautious shoppers: How consumers are responding as rules ease
Health statistics have dictated our lives in so many ways for 16 months.
COVID-19: Double jabbed in Wales won't have to self-isolate from 7 August - nine days earlier than in England
Fully vaccinated adults in Wales will no longer have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus from 7 August.
COVID-19: 'How can we protect our population?' - Kenya's president criticises vaccine nationalism
Kenya's president has told Sky News that vaccine nationalism "has really shown how unequal this world is" - and has vowed to fight "day and night" to ensure that developing countries are treated equally.
COVID-19: UK records 31,117 new coronavirus cases and 85 more deaths
The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the UK has risen for the second day in a row following seven days of falls, government data shows.
US economy back to pre-pandemic peak - but latest growth slower than expected
The US economy has recovered to surpass its pre-pandemic peak according to official figures - though growth was slower than expected in the latest quarter.
COVID-19: EU warns against visiting popular Greek tourist islands including Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini as cases rise
The most popular Greek tourist destinations have been marked "dark red" on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's COVID-19 map.
COVID-19: Military called in to enforce Sydney lockdown as Delta variant fuels record one-day rise in coronavirus cases
Hundreds of military personnel have been called up to help enforce a COVID lockdown in Australia's biggest city.