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Tennessee: Drone video shows damage from flash floods

Heavy rainfall in the US state of Tennessee has caused deadly flash floods over the weekend. Roads, bridges and buildings were hit by rising waters that uprooted trees, tore through homes and swept away cars.…

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Barakat: First South African film in Cape Town’s Afrikaans dialect

image sourceLindsey Appolis The first ever film in Afrikaaps – a dialect of Afrikaans, with words from other languages as well – is making waves in South Africa, trying to change the often one-dimensional, negative…

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Chip giant’s IPO hit by Beijing crackdown on business

image sourceGetty Images Chinese electric car maker BYD’s plan to sell shares in its computer chip making unit has been suspended, the latest share offering to be hit by Beijing’s crackdown on businesses. The listing…

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Covid: Taiwan rolls out homegrown vaccine amid criticism

image sourceGetty Images Taiwan has begun administering its first domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine, amid criticism that its approval was rushed. The island’s health ministry authorised emergency use of the Medigen vaccine last month although clinical…

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Afghanistan: ‘Women should fight for the right to work’

A leading campaigner for women’s rights in Afghanistan was evacuated from Kabul last week after going into hiding. Gaisu Yari, who worked in the civil service told the BBC that it is important for women…

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Afghan activist: Either we let them kill us or keep working

A leading campaigner for women’s rights in Afghanistan was evacuated from Kabul last week after going into hiding. Gaisu Yari, who worked in the civil service told the BBC that it is important for women…

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Nord Stream 2: Russia must not use gas pipeline as weapon, says Merkel

image sourceEPA German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office,…

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Kamala Harris joins diplomatic charm offensive in South East Asia

image sourceGetty Images When US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Vietnam on the second part of her South East Asian tour, she can be grateful it is Hanoi she is flying into, not the…

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Wuhan lab leak theory: How Fort Detrick became a centre for Chinese conspiracies

image sourceGetty Images A disinformation campaign claiming that the Covid-19 virus originated from an American military base in Maryland has gained popularity in China ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on the…

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Why a US military base became a centre for Chinese Covid conspiracies

image sourceGetty Images A disinformation campaign claiming that the Covid-19 virus originated from an American military base in Maryland has gained popularity in China ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on the…

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