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Georgia bank robber escapes after hostages freed

Local media in Georgia say an armed man who held dozens of people at a bank in the west of the country has escaped. Police say they freed 43 hostages after a tense standoff that started on Wednesday. The assailant is reportedly armed with a hand grenade. Al Jazeera’s Robin …

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Golden Dawn members sentenced over 2013 murder

A member of the far-right Golden Dawn party has been handed a life sentence for the 2013 murder of a rapper. Yiorgos Roupakias was found guilty of the murder. Other senior members of the group were also given jail terms. That includes the head of Golden Dawn, Nikos Mihaloliakos, who …

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Hundreds of new boats carrying migrants reach Canary Islands

Hundreds of boats carrying at least 1,000 migrants have landed in the Canary Islands over the past week. The Red Cross says the Spanish islands haven’t seen numbers like that since 2006. Most of the people making the journey come from West Africa. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque has more from …

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UK puts Liverpool under strict COVID-19 lockdown

The UK has put one of its biggest cities, Liverpool, under tight COVID-19 restrictions. Movement will be restricted and pubs will be closed down. A number of other northern cities have escaped such tough measures, but will face a clampdown if infection numbers keep rising. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports …

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