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Watch Sky News live. Today’s top stories: National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for the social care system in England in a bid to end the “unpredictable and catastrophic costs” faced by many; The Taliban has appointed several old guard members to Afghanistan’s caretaker government and four in five people aged 16 and over in the UK have now received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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🔴 PM announces 1.25% National Insurance hike to pay for social care in England
🔴 Afghanistan: Taliban announce caretaker government
🔴 COVID-19: Four in five people aged 16 and over in UK have had both vaccine jabs, says government

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