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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Sudan and Ethiopia

The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has condemned the violence against pro-democracy protesters in Sudan and reiterated calls to reinstate the ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Sudanese doctors’ union said at least 14 people were killed on Wednesday when security forces opened fire on the crowds of demonstrators. In an interview with the …

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Ros Atkins on… the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

On November 2nd, a Chinese tennis star accused a top Chinese government official of sexual assault. Peng Shuai was one of the leading doubles players in the world. And since her allegations, we’ve heard nothing. Until an email was released – apparently from her – saying the allegations weren’t true. But many questions remain. Producer: …

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Afghanistan: The teenage girls returning to school under the Taliban

Female education – or the lack of it – has been seen as one of the biggest obstacles to the Taliban being officially recognised as Afghanistan’s new government. The Taliban have told secondary schools to open only for boys, but say their restrictions on girls studying are “temporary” in order to ensure learning environments are …

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South Korea Suneung exam: ‘I wanted to cry and quit everything’

Students in South Korea are sitting the college entrance exam, the Suneung, a gruelling eight-hour marathon. The stakes are really high, with students feeling the pressure to perform well to secure university placements, jobs and even future relationships. Three Korean students documented their journey for the BBC preparing for one of the hardest exams in …

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Rubbish sifting robots recycle demolition waste

When buildings are demolished the valuable materials they contain can also go to waste with materials crushed and then burnt at incineration plants. But one recycling plant in Finland is trying to recover more of the materials which could be reused. BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick

Poland border crisis: Tense stand-off with hundreds of migrants

Hundreds of migrants have gathered at a crossing on the Poland-Belarus border but are being stopped from entering the EU by Polish troops. The EU has accused Belarus of pushing migrants towards its eastern borders to undermine security, a charge it denies. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg reports from the scene, where the migrants are trapped …

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