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Fighting erupts in Afghanistan after US pullout deadline

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The Taliban armed group launches assaults across Afghanistan after a missed US deadline to withdraw troops.

Calls grow for India lockdown amid worsening COVID crisis

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Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi calls for nationwide lockdown as coronavirus infections surpass 20 million.

Iraq’s health minister resigns over deadly hospital fire

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Hassan al-Tamimi steps down after Baghdad COVID hospital fire killed more than 80 people and wounded dozens of others.

New US weather data shows ‘obvious’ effects of climate change

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NOAA report on 'new normals' in climate over past decade shows a hotter US, thanks to climate change.

Did India get its COVID vaccine strategy wrong?

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India exported millions of COVID-19 vaccines even as it witnessed record numbers of cases in the past several weeks.

EU regulator begins reviewing China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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First step towards possible approval comes after studies suggested the shot produces an immune response.

UN rights office condemns Colombia crackdown on protests

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The UN says Colombian police in Cali 'opened fire' on protests sparked by a government tax proposal.

Grief, anger among Indian diaspora in US as COVID crisis worsens

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As the pandemic ravages India, the millions-strong Indian diaspora in the US are stricken with panic, pain and grief.

‘Putin’s biggest fear is people rallying in the streets’

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As Alexey Navalny languishes in jail, observers say a broad range of political opponents is being targeted.

Myanmar nationals given ‘safe passage’ to Delhi to seek UN refuge

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Seven, including three journalists, set to travel to India's capital to approach UNHCR following a Manipur court order.

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for hateful posts

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Ranaut, an ardent Modi supporter, is accused of violating Twitter rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.

Video shows Israeli settler trying to take over Palestinian house

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Video shows Palestinian woman confronting Jewish settler in her family home in occupied East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah.

US expected to authorise Pfizer COVID jabs for 12 to 15 year olds

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The company previously found its shot provided protection for the younger age group.

Six months of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: A timeline

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A look at some of the most important events that have shaped the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's northernmost region.

Tiny ethnic group fears extinction as Tigray war enters 6th month

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Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia has left the Irob faced with both an existential and humanitarian crisis, activists say.

Australia retreats on jail threat for India travellers amid fury

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PM fends off 'blood on his hands' charges and retreats from threat to jail Australians trying to escape COVID-hit India.

Hong Kong eyes ‘fake news’ law, stoking media freedom concerns

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Carrie Lam says her government 'serious' about tackling the spread of 'misinformation, hatred and lies'.

UAE extends ban on entry of travellers from India: Live news

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UAE extends a ban on entry from travellers coming from India as COVID infections surge past 20 million.

US’s Blinken tells North Korea: Diplomatic ball is in your court

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US secretary of state says Washington will wait to see what Pyongyang 'actually does' to resume denuclearisation talks.

Egypt to buy Rafale fighter jets worth $4.5bn from France

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Human Rights Watch says Paris is only encouraging 'ruthless repression' in Egypt under President el-Sisi.

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