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- Easy News: Afghanistan under Taliban rule
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- Easy News: the Euro 2020 final and fan problems
- Easy News: the history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine
- Easy News: the G7 2021 summit in Cornwall
- Easy News: Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby daughter
- Easy News: Euro 2020
- Easy News: Israel and Palestine conflict
- Easy News: Winterbourne View scandal 10 years on
- Easy News: Council and Mayoral Elections
- Easy News – April 2021
- Easy News – March 2021
- Easy News – Winter 2020/2021
- Easy News – Issue 43 (December 2020)
- Easy News – Black Lives Matter Special Edition (June 2020)
- Easy News – Coronavirus Special Edition (April 2020)
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