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15 June 2021

Episode 2522

30 minutes

Why has the Delta coronavirus variant become dominant across much of the world? Plus: Nato considers training Afghan forces in Qatar, the UK signs a trade deal with Australia, and the headlines from Latin America.

15 June 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

The Delta variant

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Monocle’s health and science correspondent, Dr Chris Smith, explains why a coronavirus variant which originated in India has spread rapidly across much of the world.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Talking peace

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Former head of Rusi Michael Clarke explains Qatar’s role in the peace process in Afghanistan.

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