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Johnson denies 'bodies piled high' claim

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is denying a newspaper report that he had said he would rather bodies piled “high in their thousands” than order a third UK coronavirus lockdown.

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UK pandemic death toll double that of Blitz bombing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “deeply sorry” for every life lost to coronavirus as the UK marks 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths, but he insists his government did “everything we could” to minimise deaths and suffering.

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UK culture debate over Rule Britannia words

The BBC has rowed back on a plan to omit the words from two patriotic songs at the pomp-laden climax of a classical music festival this month after critics including Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused it of seeking to censor Britain’s past.

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Assange's US extradition hearing begins today

Julian Assange’s extradition trial is expected to air allegations that the US government broke international law and acted improperly in its decade-long pursuit of the WikiLeaks founder.