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Poland to build Belarus border fence after migrant influx

image sourceEPA Poland has said it will build a fence on its border with Belarus to curb an influx of migrants it has accused the Belarusian government of driving. Poland and fellow EU states Lithuania…

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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised over female footballers comments

image sourceAFP Tanzania’s president has been condemned for describing the country’s female footballers as having “flat chests” and being unattractive for marriage. Samia Suluhu Hassan made the remarks while hosting Tanzania’s Under-23 men’s football team…

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Afghanistan: Foreign troops extension ‘a clear violation’ – Taliban

The Taliban say they will not extend the deadline for Western forces to leave Afghanistan. A spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, told the BBC’s Yalda Hakim that the 31 August was a red line and that any…

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Hours without food or water in Kabul airport ‘hell’

image sourceMOD via PA Media An Afghan man who worked as an interpreter for the British army has said that he is “in hell” waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan. The man said colleagues who…

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Storm Henri: Lightning strikes One World Trade Center

Striking video has been captured of lightning hitting the One World Trade Center in New York City, as Storm Henri approached the north-east of the US. Heavy rain caused by the storm has caused damage…

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Anti-Taliban resistance group says it has thousands of fighters

image sourceReuters An anti-Taliban resistance group in Afghanistan says it has thousands of people ready to fight. Ali Nazary, head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF), told the BBC they…

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Joséphine Baker to be first black woman to enter France’s Panthéon

image sourceGetty Images American-born French performer Joséphine Baker will be entered into Paris’ Panthéon mausoleum, making her the first black woman to receive the honour. The government says Baker will be inducted into the monument…

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French match abandoned after player hit by bottle

Marseille’s Payet was struck in the back by a bottle thrown from the home supporters as he went to take a corner. He launched it back, leading to fans pouring on to the pitch as…

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Tennessee flash floods kill 22 with dozens missing

At least 22 people have been killed and dozens more are missing following flash floods in the US state of Tennessee. Rescue crews are searching for more than 50 people in rural Humphreys County, which…

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Afghanistan: People at Kabul airport flee Taliban with just a suitcase

It hits you like a brick as soon as you put your foot on the tarmac at Kabul international airport. The intensity, the urgency, the darkness of this hour. In every direction, there are the…

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