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Turkmenistan: Getting Covid in a land where no cases officially exist

Turkmenistan is one of only a handful of countries, including North Korea, which says it has no coronavirus cases. But reports suggest it is experiencing its third and possibly strongest wave of Covid-19. Sayahat Kurbanov was suffocating. He gasped for...

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Afghanistan: US concerned by new Taliban government

The US has said it is concerned after the Taliban unveiled Afghanistan's new all-male government with figures linked to attacks on American forces. The interim cabinet is led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is on a UN blacklist. Another...

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Press groups raise alarm over threats to foreign media in China

Press groups have expressed alarm at the worsening intimidation of foreign media in China, often driven by government officials and organisations. As recovery and rescue efforts continue in Henan province after last week’s deadly floods, groups including Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and...

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Benigno Aquino III obituary

A chain-smoking bachelor with a penchant for Coca-Cola and video games, Benigno Aquino III, who has died aged 61 of renal failure as a result of diabetes, attracted as much attention for his lifestyle habits as for his political successes...

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