Alexei Navalny, who was flown from Russia in August for emergency treatment after being poisoned, returned to Russia on Sunday. Mr. Navalny was met by police when he landed, and was soon taken to jail for 30 days.
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In today's news roundup, India's Supreme Court temporarily suspends three new laws that have angered farmers, Sweden's postal service puts out a Greta Thunberg stamp, and scientists discover extremely short giraffes in Africa.
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Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
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A research lab called DeepMind has created an artificial intelligence program which has largely solved a complicated puzzle that has challenged scientists for 50 years. The success could lead to huge advances in health care.