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Covid: Australia's Qantas says all staff must be vaccinated

August 17, 2021 - 10:52pm
The announcement came as New South Wales reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections.
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Afghanistan: The Taliban's victory will test India, and peace in South Asia

August 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
How India engages with the Taliban after their rout of Afghanistan could determine the region's fate.
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Afghanistan: Mysterious Taliban spokesman finally shows his face

August 17, 2021 - 5:27pm
The spokesman has appeared in public for the first time. But is there more than one Zabihullah Mujahid?
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Afghanistan: What's the impact of Taliban's return on international order?

August 17, 2021 - 4:44pm
What is the diplomatic fallout and how allies and rivals are looking at the US following the Taliban takeover?
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Afghan women to have rights within Islamic law, Taliban say

August 17, 2021 - 4:32pm
The militant group, which has taken control of Afghanistan, is pressed on fears over women's freedoms.
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Afghanistan: Former football captain fears for players left behind

August 17, 2021 - 12:14pm
Ex-Afghanistan captain Khalida Popal told BBC Sport her former colleagues in the country are fearing for their lives.
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Afghanistan: Striking image captures Kabul exodus

August 17, 2021 - 10:21am
A photo appears to show hundreds of Afghans packed on a US military plane as they flee the Taliban.
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Uncertain times ahead for Afghan women

August 17, 2021 - 10:01am
After the Taliban takeover, it is not yet clear how women will fare with the militants in power.
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Afghan bank governor flees saying country left in chaos

August 17, 2021 - 9:28am
Afghanistan's central banker Ajmal Ahmady says he tried to maintain calm before fleeing crowds and gunshots.
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Sudoku: Maki Kaji, puzzle enthusiast, dies aged 69

August 17, 2021 - 7:23am
The Japanese puzzle enthusiast helped popularise the number game, leading to its global success.
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New Zealand enters nationwide lockdown over one Covid case

August 17, 2021 - 4:08am
Authorities say they are still running tests, but are assuming it is a case of the Delta variant.
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Indian scientists discover 'mermaid' plant species

August 17, 2021 - 1:12am
Scientists say they found this new species of algae in the Andamans archipelago.
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Afghanistan: Facebook confirms ban of Taliban-related content

August 17, 2021 - 12:58am
Technology firms face challenges on how to handle content created by the group and its supporters.
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Afghanistan: India to evacuate diplomats as security worsens

August 17, 2021 - 12:15am
The country joins several other nations who have evacuated their diplomats from Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Will it become haven for terror with the Taliban in power?

August 16, 2021 - 7:18pm
The Taliban are back, 20 years after being ousted for supporting terror groups. Will they do the same?
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Why is the Taliban's Kabul victory being compared to the fall of Saigon?

August 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Many have drawn parallels with America's withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975 - but is this fair?
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Afghanistan: Life in Kabul after the Taliban victory

August 16, 2021 - 9:11am
BBC video journalist Malik Mudassir speaks about life in the city after its capture by the Taliban.
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Afghanistan: Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport

August 16, 2021 - 4:44am
Video shows hundreds of Afghans attempting to escape, as the Taliban took over the capital.
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Afghanistan: US takes control of Kabul airport to evacuate staff from country

August 16, 2021 - 4:23am
Hundreds of locals rush to flee from the Taliban as US forces secure the airport to evacuate staff.
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Toutai Kefu: Rugby star and family attacked in their Brisbane home

August 16, 2021 - 3:53am
Toutai Kefu and three family members suffer "significant injuries" in a suspected botched burglary.
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