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Afghanistan: Taliban continue attacks on three major cities
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:24:59 GMT
Fears rise of a humanitarian crisis as Islamist militants seek to take their first provincial capital.

New Zealand apologises for raids on Pacific people
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:27:33 GMT
Jacinda Ardern says Pacific Islander communities still "suffer and carry the scars" from the policy.

Anti-eviction lawmaker camps overnight on US Capitol steps
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 04:34:30 GMT
Cori Bush fears millions of US tenants could be at risk as a Covid-related eviction freeze expires.

Turkey: Foreign tourists evacuated as wildfires threaten resorts
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 04:37:20 GMT
Coastguard vessels and private boats have brought holidaymakers to safety, as the death toll rises.

Simone Biles withdraws from floor final at Tokyo Olympics
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 03:39:25 GMT
American Simone Biles withdraws from the floor final but is yet to make a decision on whether to compete on beam.

SolarWinds: Top US prosecutors hit by suspected Russian hack
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:45:11 GMT
It is feared hackers may have accessed sensitive legal files during last year's SolarWinds breach.

Billie Eilish opens up on internet trolls
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 11:57:43 GMT
Eilish tells Amfo of her frustration with internet criticism in a new documentary.

Israel accuses Iran over deadly oil tanker attack
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 11:05:09 GMT
The country's foreign minister blames "Iranian terrorism" for an attack that left two people dead.

Australia Covid: Brisbane lockdown after Delta variant cases
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:55:23 GMT
Millions of Australians in parts of Queensland enter a snap lockdown from Saturday afternoon.

Tokyo Olympics: Georgia athletes removed from Games after sightseeing trip
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:47:45 GMT
Two Georgian silver medallists are told to leave the Olympic Games for taking a sightseeing trip in Tokyo.

Kris Wu: K-Pop star arrested on suspicion of rape
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 18:45:32 GMT
The Chinese-Canadian star denies allegations made online by several women in China.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta criticises 'vaccine nationalism'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:28:54 GMT
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says vaccine nationalism is why he wants his country to move towards vaccine production.

Nairobi - the centre of East Africa's thriving arts scene
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 23:11:12 GMT
Artists from across East Africa have converged on Kenya's capital, creating a vibrant scene.

Mitholz - the tranquil Swiss village facing a time bomb
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:14:22 GMT
More than 60 years after a deadly explosion ruined Mitholz, the village remains under threat.

Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:39:20 GMT
Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?

Tokyo Olympics: The medal winners' flowers that pay tribute to 2011 disaster
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:42:18 GMT
More than 5,000 bouquets are being handed to athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games - and have a special significance, with flowers from areas devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Nigeria's kidnap crisis: 'I saw my two-year-old carried by a man with a gun'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:17:04 GMT
Parents of schoolchildren abducted in Nigeria describe their trauma, and dilemma over the ransom demands.

India reptile park struggles to survive amid Covid
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:18:32 GMT
The future is uncertain for the thousands of snakes, lizards and crocodiles at the Guindy Snake Park.

China warns UK as carrier strike group approaches
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:06:27 GMT
A fleet of British ships is currently sailing through the South China Sea en route to Japan.

The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 23:01:49 GMT
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.

ICYMI: Decoding feline feelings and a breathtaking bungee jump
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:10:04 GMT
A round-up of the week's news you might have missed.

The man who 'killed' Pluto
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:11:16 GMT
How Mike Brown's discovery of a larger object threatened Pluto's 75-year status as a planet

The separated refugees brought back together by judo
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:08:33 GMT
Sanda Aldass and Muna Dahouk have trained together since childhood but the war in Syria separated them.

Olympics: The hidden sight of Tokyo's homeless
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 03:25:35 GMT
For many among Tokyo's homeless community the Olympics are far from a cause for celebration.

Laurel Hubbard: The reluctant history-maker at the centre of sport's transgender debate
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:32:13 GMT
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a different gender category to that which they were born at an Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Charlotte Worthington wins BMX freestyle gold for Great Britain
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 04:10:03 GMT
Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington wins a thrilling gold in the women's BMX park freestyle Olympic final.

Simone Biles criticism baffles Callum Skinner: Mental health 'not death of sport'
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:43:32 GMT
Criticism of Simone Biles for withdrawing from some events at Tokyo 2020 is "baffling", says Olympic gold medallist Callum Skinner.

Tokyo Olympics: Armand Duplantis glad to have avoided coffee with Sam Kendricks
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:07:19 GMT
Armand Duplantis is glad that a phone call from his girlfriend meant he missed a coffee with Sam Kendricks before the American's positive Covid test.

Tokyo Olympics: Medal table - which country has won most golds?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:30:15 GMT
Which country is leading the medal table? How are Great Britain getting on? Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Jamaica's Thompson-Herah breaks 100m Olympic record
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:03:25 GMT
Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100m title.



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