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‘We want justice,’ say the family of 10 civilians killed in a US airstrike that officials now say was ‘a mistake’

Zamarai Ahmadi and nine other civilians, including seven children, were killed in a US airstrike in Kabul on August 29.…

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Taliban deny claims girls will be banned from school — but don’t say when they’ll be allowed in

The Taliban Ministry of Education ordered male students and teachers from the 6th to the 12th grade to report to…

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Japan’s defense minister draws red line in island dispute with China

Japan has been expanding its Self-Defense Forces, adding state-of-the-art F-35 fighter jets and converting warships to aircraft carriers for them.…

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Chiang Mai, Thailand’s gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists

Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNN) — Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according…

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Taliban gives thousands of Kandahar residents three days to leave their homes, protesters say

Protesters marched in front of the governor’s office in the city after 3,500 people living in a government-owned residential area…

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Afghan women are sharing photos of dresses to protest the Taliban’s black hijab mandate

In recent days the Taliban has mandated the segregation of genders in classrooms and said female students, lecturers and employees…

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North Korea holds middle-of-the-night military parade

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared on a platform in Kim Il Sung square and waved at the crowd,…

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Fire at a prison in Indonesia kills at least 41 people

The blaze started in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time in Block C of Tangerang Prison, in Banten…

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Delta variant outbreak threatens Singapore’s ‘living with Covid’ model

The number of new Covid-19 infections in Singapore doubled in the past week, according to the country’s Ministry of Health,…

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As China woos the Taliban, Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear for their lives

Tuhan, who is using a pseudonym to protect her identity from the Taliban, is caught between a homeland where Uyghurs…

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