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Taliban begin talks with western officials in Oslo

Members of the Taliban are meeting with western officials in Norway for the first talks in Europe since the group took control of Afghanistan. The talks, set to last three days, will cover human rights and the humanitarian crisis in the country. The UN says 95% of Afghans do not have enough to eat. A…
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Burkina Faso: Shots heard near presidential palace

Image source, AFPImage caption, The military has been battling to curb a long-running insurgencyShots have been heard near the presidential palace in Burkina Faso's capital amid a mutiny by soldiers. Gunfire has also been heard at several barracks in Ouagadougou, with soldiers demanding the sacking of military chiefs, and more resources to fight militant Islamists.…
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Vaccine mandates: 'I lost my job for being unvaccinated'

By Natalie ShermanBusiness reporter, New YorkMedia caption, Danielle Thornton is one of thousands of Americans who have opted to lose jobs rather than get a Covid-19 jabDanielle Thornton was in the school pick-up line waiting for her children when she learned she would face a life-changing choice: get the Covid-19 vaccine or lose her job…
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German Covid protests turn nasty in row over rules and vaccinations

By Jenny HillBBC Berlin correspondentImage source, ReutersImage caption, Some of the biggest protests this month have been in eastern GermanyPetra K√∂pping was at home when she realised that around 30 people wielding flaming torches had gathered outside her house. The regional politician is responsible for public health in the eastern state of Saxony, and the…
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Beijing 2022 vs 2008: Two Olympics and two very different Chinas

By Stephen McDonellBBC News, BeijingImage source, ReutersImage caption, A man wearing a mask and coat walks past a building bearing the Olympics logoBeijing is about to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics. But much has changed between 2008 and 2022.This time round, the mood, the host government's attitude,…
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Russia-Ukraine tensions: UK warns of plot to install pro-Moscow ally

Image source, Getty ImagesThe UK has accused President Putin of plotting to install a pro-Moscow figure to lead Ukraine's government. The Foreign Office took the unusual step of naming former Ukrainian MP Yevhen Murayev as a potential Kremlin candidate. Russia has moved 100,000 troops near to its border with Ukraine but denies it is planning…