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  1. Workers pulled up through escape pipe after 17 days stuck in Silkyara-Barkot tunnel in Himalayan mountains

    All 41 Indian labourers have been rescued after a gruelling 17 days trapped in a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayan mountains.

    The dramatic scenes of the first men emerging on stretchers from the entrance of the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel came after more than 400 hours, during which the rescue operation hit multiple obstacles, delays and false promises of imminent rescue.

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  2. Covid inquiry sees message from Boris Johnson’s ex-adviser shortly before his much-criticised trip to County Durham

    Dominic Cummings joked in a private message about taking his family to the countryside in March 2020, about a fortnight before he infamously did just that in apparent breach of lockdown laws.

    In a near-augury of his infamous trip to Durham and then Barnard Castle, Cummings, then the chief aide to Boris Johnson, made the comment to Michael Gove as the two complained about a lack of action in tackling the Covid pandemic.

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  3. Hamas says it is ‘still committed’ to ceasefire while alleging Israel broke truce; Israel’s chief of staff says military is using the truce to ‘strengthen readiness’

    Another batch of 10 Israeli hostages are expected to be released by Hamas today, in line with the extension of the ceasefire. The Guardian has been keeping track of those released so far here:

    A London surgeon has described witnessing a “massacre unfold” during 43 days spent under bombardment in Gaza, saying the destruction of the Palestinian health system was a military objective of the war.

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  4. Kyriakos Mitsotakis meeting cancelled after he is accused of failing to keep to agreement not to use UK visit as ‘public platform’

    Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with his Greek counterpart for going back on assurances that he would not use a UK visit as a “public platform” to lobby for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens, Downing Street has said.

    The diplomatic spat between Sunak and Kyriakos Mitsotakis came after an interview with the BBC on Sunday in which the Greek prime minister described the retention of the marbles at the British Museum as being akin to the Mona Lisa being cut in half, language which the Greek government has used before.

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  5. Michael Gove asked about Boris Johnson suggestion package to protect people with disabilities should be prepared ‘in slower time’

    Gove breaks away from the line of questioning to issue an apology.

    I want to take this opportunity, if I may, to apologise to the victims who endured so much pain, the families who’ve endured so much loss, as a result of the mistakes that were made by government in response to the pandemic.

    And as a minister, responsible for the Cabinet Office, and who was also close to many of the decisions that were made, I must take my share of responsibility for that.

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