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   The duchess tells Oprah Winfrey that a family member talked about how "dark" her baby's skin might be.
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   Most primary schools will welcome children back, with secondary pupils starting a phased return to class.
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   China is at least 30 years away from becoming a manufacturing nation of "great power".
   

China says manufacturing 'greatness' still years away

   

   While many already see China as the world's factory its leaders want less dependence on US technology.
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Switzerland votes to ban face coverings in public

   

   The referendum, brought by a far-right party, could affect Muslim women who wear the burka or niqab.
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French MP and billionaire Dassault dies in crash

   

   President Macron says Olivier Dassault's death in a helicopter crash in Normandy is a great loss.
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   A poster promoting "Yes to the burka ban" is seen in Oberdorf, in the canton of Nidwalden, Switzerland, 16 February 2021
   

Switzerland votes to ban face coverings in public

   

   The referendum, brought by a far-right party, could affect Muslim women who wear the burka or niqab.
     * 12h12 hours ago
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   French politician and businessman Olivier Dassault arrives on the red carpet prior to the opening ceremony and the screening of "Infiltrator" during the 42nd Deauville American Film Festival, in Deauville, France, 02 September 2016
   

French MP and billionaire Dassault dies in crash

   

   President Macron says Olivier Dassault's death in a helicopter crash in Normandy is a great loss.
     * 13h13 hours ago
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Virgin sues partner over claims about its brand value

   

   Brightline dropped the Virgin name from its trains saying its reputation has been damaged from the pandemic.
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Pope prays amid ruins of churches in northern Iraq

   

   The Catholic leader delivers a message of hope in the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.
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