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Taliban announce new government for Afghanistan

The Taliban want “strong and healthy relations with our neighbours and all other countries based on mutual respect and interaction”,…

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Demise of a kingpin, rise of an empire: How the fall of a US-based heroin syndicate in the 1990s laid the foundation for a multibillion-dollar Asian methamphetamine cartel

With his black hair parted down the middle and modest fashion sense, Tse Chi Lop didn’t look like the head…

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Taliban Announce Some Government Posts, and Protests Pose a Challenge

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban announced their choices for several acting cabinet positions on Tuesday, but held off on formally…

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Afghanistan: Taliban announce new caretaker government | DW | 07.09.2021

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has announced who will be appointed to key government posts as the group assumes complete power over Afghanistan.…

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Japanese escapee sues North Korea for decades of misery | DW | 07.09.2021

It was only when she saw a malnourished boy, aged only 6 or 7, hailing the ship from the dockside that…

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Hyundai wants hydrogen fuel cell versions of all its commercial vehicle models by 2028

The Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell truck on display during the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition…

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Afghanistan: The pledge binding al-Qaeda to the Taliban

The history of the complex relationship between the two groups. Source

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Vietnamese man jailed for five years for spreading coronavirus

Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of…

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Warning of Income Gap, Xi Tells China’s Tycoons to Share Wealth

Four decades ago, Deng Xiaoping declared that China would “let some people get rich first” in its race for growth.…

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Malaysia will start treating Covid as ‘endemic’ around end-October, trade minister says

Malaysia will start treating Covid-19 as an endemic disease around the end of October, the country’s International Trade and Industry…

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