Afghanistan’s female volleyball players tell of threats and fear

Zahra Fayazi arrived in the UK about a month ago after fleeing Afghanistan Players from the Afghanistan women’s volleyball team are hiding from the Taliban and one of the squad was killed last month, two former members of the team have told the BBC. Almost 30 players are hoping to escape from Afghanistan, saying they fear for their lives. Some of the team have been moving between provinces to avoid detection from the Taliban, who retook control of Afghanistan last month. Zahra Fayazi arrived in the UK about a month…

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Angela Merkel: What will Germans miss about the chancellor?

Germans are preparing to say “auf wiedersehen” to Angela Merkel, whose 16 years as chancellor will come to an end after the parliamentary elections this Sunday. BBC Europe editor Katya Adler has been in her role since 2014, but began reporting on Mrs Merkel long before then. How does she feel about saying goodbye to a woman who loomed so large in global politics – through the migrant crisis, the Eurozone crisis and the Covid pandemic? What will Germans miss about Mrs Merkel and what hopes do they have for…

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Bolsonaro: Fact-checking claims by the Brazilian leader at UN

By Reality Check teamBBC News image source, Getty Imagesimage captionPresident Bolsonaro spoke on the first day of the UN General Assembly meeting President Bolsonaro of Brazil, the first head of state to address this year’s UN General Assembly in New York, made a number of claims about his record in office. We’ve been looking at what he said, and how accurate he was. ‘More than 140 million Brazilians, representing almost 90% of our adult population, have received…the first dose.’ President Bolsonaro has himself chosen not to be vaccinated. He has…

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Melbourne earthquake: Australians react to rare quake that rattled country

The Australian city of Melbourne experienced its strongest earthquake in more than a century on Wednesday – but many people appeared surprisingly unfazed. One resident said he thought the 5.9 magnitude quake was his neighbours doing a “high intensity workout”. Another leapt up to make sure his drinks were not spilled. Geologists say the quake is the largest in south-east Australia since the 1800s. Australia’s PM said there were no reports of serious injuries. Source link–!Thank You !–

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