Ava Max: ‘I need to make it, no matter what’

Image copyright Charlotte Rutherford Ava Max is running late. The pop star is meant to be promoting her debut album, Heaven & Hell, with a day full of Zoom interviews, but her laptop has disappeared.…

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How Mali’s coup affects the fight against jihadists

image copyrightAFP A month after the coup in Mali, the military leaders remain firmly committed to the fight against jihadists, but until there is a deal on restoring democracy the position looks fragile, writes West…

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Bollywood bets on the small screen as Covid shuts cinemas

image copyrightGetty Images It’s been an unusual summer in India. Its movie-obsessed millions have had to do without trips to the beloved cinema ever since theatres closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. But…

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Wild maple trees ‘in serious need of conservation’

Image copyright Dan Crowley One in five maple species is threatened in the wild, according to the first full assessment of extinction risks. Known for the vivid colour of their autumn leaves, the trees are…

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Brazil’s Amazon: Fireman ‘saving what’s not burnt’

Brazil’s Amazon is experiencing another year of forest fires. It’s not just the Amazon that’s gone up in flames – the world’s biggest wetlands, the Pantanal, home to rare species like the jaguar, has seen…

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Mozambique: Why did these men shoot a naked woman dead?

A growing insurgency has been ravaging large areas of northern Mozambique. Both the Islamist insurgents, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, and the Mozambican army have been accused of atrocities. In one…

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Sam McBratney: Guess How Much I Love You author dies

Image copyright PAcemaker Sam McBratney, author of the children’s classic book Guess How Much I Love You, has died at the age of 77. The author, who was born in Belfast, died on 18 September,…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Voters on what happens next

Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court has long been a key consideration for voters – but now, with the death of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s taking centre stage for many.…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ‘most fervent’ wish

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter has said the Supreme Court justice did not want to be replaced under the current president. Speaking to the BBC’s Razia Iqbal, Clara Spera also discussed whether Ginsburg regretted not stepping…

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Lesbos: Hundreds test positive for Covid-19 after migrant camp fire

image copyrightEPA Hundreds of migrants and refugees at a new temporary camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have tested positive for coronavirus, officials say. More than 240 people returned a positive result after 7,000…

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