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Canary Islands volcano: BBC reporter on the evacuation of La Palma residents

The BBC reports on the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the path of an erupting volcano on La Palma.

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Afghanistan: Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen

“Everything looks very dark,” a schoolgirl tells the BBC as schools reopen for boys but not girls.

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The moment QAnon took the person I love most

People share with the BBC the moment they knew they had lost their loved one to QAnon.

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Afghanistan crisis: Taliban kill civilians in resistance stronghold

The militants target civilians in Panjshir, the BBC finds, despite promises of restraint.

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Afghanistan: Journalists tell of beatings by Taliban

Reporter Taqi Daryabi tells the BBC he was kicked in the face and beaten with sticks by Taliban fighters.

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António Guterres says Taliban needs UN’s humanitarian aid

In return, the new regime must provide conditions for the UN to work in Afghanistan, secretary general tells BBC.

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Afghanistan: What’s life like since the Taliban took over?

People around the country tell the BBC they have lost basic freedoms and are struggling to survive.

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Afghanistan: Former vice-president tells BBC he’s in Panjshir Valley

Amrullah Saleh, in the Panjshir Valley, tells the BBC that fighters face a “difficult” situation.

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Afghanistan: Taliban says it will ‘raise voice for Kashmir Muslims’

A spokesman for the group tells the BBC it plans to support Muslims in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Zambian President Hichilema inherits ’empty treasury’

Corruption is at “horrifying” levels, Hakainde Hichilema tells the BBC, a week after being sworn in.

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Afghan left behind by UK: I’m fighting to stay alive

An Afghan who had authorisation to fly to the UK speaks to the BBC about his struggle to escape.

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The Red Cross in Afghanistan: ‘If we leave, who stays?’

Dr Alberto Cairo, who has worked in Afghanistan since 1990, tells the BBC “if we leave who stays?”.

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Tears on the tarmac as Afghan journalist speaks to BBC

Wahida Faizi says she cannot stay in Afghanistan because she believes the Taliban will kill her.

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A Kabul evacuee’s tale: Dread, chaos and the Taliban

An Indian woman tells the BBC of the on-and-off trauma of getting out of Taliban-held Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan: People at Kabul airport flee Taliban with just a suitcase

Afghans waiting at Kabul airport tell the BBC of their pain at fleeing the country they love.

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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised over female footballers comments

The country’s first female president recently told the BBC about facing gender discrimination.

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Hours without food or water in Kabul airport ‘hell’

An Afghan man who worked for the British army tells the BBC he and his family cannot get through the crowds.

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Computer Space and beyond: 50 years of gaming

From an arcade game to a multi-billion pound industry, the BBC charts the ups and downs of video games.

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Taliban and women: Kabul university student on fears for future

A Kabul university student tells the BBC how she is wiping out all traces of her previous life.

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Taliban spokesman tells BBC they are ‘awaiting a peaceful transfer of power’

The BBC’s Yalda Hakim was contacted by a spokesperson for the Taliban, Suhail Shaheen, live on air.

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Will Taliban take country back to past, asks John Simpson

What sort of nation will Afghanistan be after 2021, asks the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson.

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BBC condemns Russia’s decision to not renew correspondent’s visa

The decision to not renew Sarah Rainsford’s visa is an “assault on media freedom”, the corporation says.

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Wagner: Gaddafi’s son faces arrest over Russian mercenaries

A warrant is issued against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi after a BBC investigation into mercenaries in Libya.

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Afghanistan war: Taliban back brutal rule as they strike for power

Afghanistan’s ex-rulers still back brutal punishments, the BBC finds as it goes behind Taliban lines.

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Wagner: Scale of Russian mercenary mission in Libya exposed

A Samsung tablet obtained by the BBC unveils chilling details of how mercenaries fought in Libya’s war.

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Athlete Krystina Timanovskaya: ‘It’s dangerous for me in Belarus’

Athlete Krystina Timanovskaya tells the BBC that she can’t return to her home country over safety fears.

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Sudan’s Darfur conflict’s latest surge in violence displaces thousands

“I have cried so much, my eyes can barely see,” one mother tells the BBC after seeing her brother die.

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Europe floods: ‘I have an axe beside my bed’

Marion Wenzel showed the BBC around her flood-wrecked house in Ahrweiler, Germany.

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South Africa looting: I’m struggling to find food

A Durban resident tells the BBC he is struggling for food and medicine after so many shops were looted.

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Zalmay Khalizad: ‘For Afghanistan’s war to end, political agreement needed’

Zalmay Khalizad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan speaks to the BBC as Taliban retake land.