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Girl thrown into air by kite

A three-year-old girl has been thrown into the air by a gust of wind, after being tangled in the tail of a kite. It happened at a kite festival in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Local media reported that the girl…

The forgotten 19th Century feminist

Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain or Begum Rokeya was a 19th Century feminist writer, educationist and social reformer. Born in what is today Bangladesh to a wealthy Muslim family, Begum Rokeya defied her tra…

‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Nearly 200 passengers on a flight back from the Greek island of Zante have been told to self-isolate A flight from Zante where nearly 200 people were told …

Magazine condemned for showing black MP as a slave

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Danièle Obono was elected to the National Assembly in 2017 A French right-wing magazine has been criticised across the political spectrum in France for depicting a …

Belarusian opposition leader ‘to address UN’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDozens arrested in Belarus as they took to the streets over the 9 August election, widely believed to have been rigged An exiled Belarusian…

Israel and UAE set for historic direct flight following peace deal

Israel and UAE set for historic direct flight following peace deal

Coronavirus: US Covid-19 cases near six million

Almost 500,000 people in Hong Kong have now signed up for a free mass testing programme that is due to begin on Tuesday. The scheme comes as the city battles a third surge in infections, weeks after…

Bunker partygoers poisoned by carbon monoxide

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Around 200 people are thought to have attended the rave More than 20 people have been taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after attending a rave in…

Democrat officials blamed for Portland unrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne dead in Portland shooting Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has said Democrat officials in Portland have allowed “lawless…

How American police gear up to respond to protests

As the United States continues to see widespread protests, images of unrest and accounts of violence against demonstrators have prompted outrage and more than a few questions. Body armor. Rubber bul…