Tuesday , June 15 2021


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Coronavirus: Can countries pay back pandemic debt?

As G7 leaders meet to discuss global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, business reporter Lora Jones takes a look at who governments have borrowed staggering amounts of cash from and how – if ever – they plan to repay that debt. Motion Graphics by Jacqueline Galvin Produced by Soraya …

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Young Thai workers race to reopen deserted beaches

Thailand depends on its tourism sector, and normally welcomes 14 million visitors annually. But Covid-19 saw visitor numbers plunge to just four million last year. In the key resort of Phuket, mass vaccinations are being organised ahead of this year’s tourist season. As part of our My Work, My Future …

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Why Covid has made it harder for young women to get jobs

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit labour markets around the world, affecting under-30s the most. More than 600 million people aged 15-24 are estimated to be out of work. Young women have been most affected, according to the International Labour Organization. The BBC’s gender and identity reporter, Megha Mohan, has been …

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Shopping centres face demolition after Covid

Britain’s towns and cities are facing huge change with shopping centres and department stores across the country facing bankruptcy and demolition. For an increasing number of places the solution to the crisis in retail lies in trying to restore some of the lost streets and heritage that disappeared in the …

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HS2 high-speed rail project begins underground tunnel

The largest tunnelling machine ever used on a UK rail project is officially starting work. Florence – named after Florence Nightingale – will spend the next three-and-a-half years cutting through the chalk beneath the Chiltern hills in Buckinghamshire. The tunnel will form part of controversial high-speed rail project HS2’s first …

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eBay launches new trainer authentication scheme

The trainer resale market is a billion dollar business, with the most sought-after shoes being bought and resold online for a huge profit. To crackdown on counterfeits, eBay is launching a scheme to authenticate high-value trainers sold on its platform in the UK. The programme is already up and running …

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PMQs: Baker and Johnson on Post Office Horizon scandal

The jailing of Post Office staff after software problems was “one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in our history”, Boris Johnson has said. He was answering Conservative MP and former sub-postmaster Duncan Baker who called for a “proper judge-led public inquiry” to bring justice to victims of the “horrendous …

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