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These Afghans won the visa lottery in 2019 — now they’re stuck in Kabul

Trump’s ban on the visa lottery was ruled to be illegal, but the government says it can’t help hundreds of Afghans who won it for at least another year.

Exclusive: Angelina Jolie speaks to activists Zulaikha Patel & Aisha Saleh

Watch the video conversations between Angelina Jolie, Zulaikha Patel and Aisha Saleh on children’s rights, activism, and the new teenagers book, Know Your Rights (And Claim Them)

Meet the daring South African pilot who saved displaced Afghan people

Captain Neil Steyl, from Cape Town, and his crew from Safe Air Company have been based at Kulob for a month, assisting the Americans with evacuating both people and equipment.

Biden defends US pullout from Afghanistan despite panic in Kabul

In his first public appearance since the Islamist insurgents seized control of the country at the weekend, Biden admitted the Taliban advance had unfolded more quickly than expected

Taliban in control of Afghanistan, panic in Kabul

Victorious Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul on Monday after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule

A surgeon so bad it was criminal

Christopher Duntsch’s surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients. Why did it take so long for the systems that are supposed to police problem doctors to stop him from operating?

A nice Unesco world heritage win for ‘Nice the Beautiful’

Nice joins France’s more than 40 world heritage sites, which include the banks of the river Seine in Paris, the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens, the Mont Saint-Michel and stretches of the Loire Valley.

Wan-Wan Patrol: Four-legged friends keep Tokyo neighbourhood safe

Meet the pups of Tokyo’s real-life Paw Patrol

Saudi smashes Covid fraud ring ahead of hajj

The suspects in the fraudulent certificates case are alleged to have used social media to advertise their services

Heathrow airport to fast-track vaccinated passengers

The programme is slated begin on 19 July, the date on which most Covid-19 restrictions in the UK are set to be lifted

Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated — interim PM

Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning by a group of armed individuals

Life-saving free train travel offered to domestic abuse victims in the UK

A pioneering railway scheme in the UK is helping domestic violence victims to escape their abusers by providing them with free travel to reach refuge

Pope Francis updates canon law to address paedophilia by priests

Since becoming pope in 2013, the Argentine pontiff has striven to tackle the decades-long sexual abuse scandals involving Catholic priests around the globe.

Peker videos: Crime boss’s claims rattle Turkish government

The accusations thrown by Sedat Peker at close Erdogan allies — including a former prime minister, top officials and their relatives — range from corruption and drug trafficking to rape and multiple murders.

Palestine could be taking a South African direction

The signs are there that the Israeli state may have ‘won’ the most recent battle against Palestinians but could be losing the protracted war, especially in the court of public opinion

Pretoria prevaricates on Israel

Cyril Ramaphosa may have signalled a hardening of tone but, like his predecessors, he is unlikely to break the mould on the Palestine-Israel two-state solution

Cali protests herald brewing class war

Colombia’s general anti-tax strike has turned into a mass protest movement and become violent, writes Laura Brown

‘Indignant ones’: The Spaniards who launched ‘occupy’

Fuelled by social media, the protests were horizontal in structure, decentralised with no identifiable leader, and took shape without the involvement of unions or political parties.