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Japan floods: Death toll reaches 10 after heavy rain and landslides

Heavy rain in eastern and northeastern Japan has led to the deaths of 10 people. Chiba and Fukushima prefectures have been affected by torrential rain and landslides, with a months worth of rain falling in half a day in some areas. It comes just weeks after Typhoon Hagbis left almost 80 dead and caused widespread […]

Chile protests: Aerial footage of protest march

An estimated one million people peacefully marched in Santiago on Friday 25 October against inequality. Santiago’s governor said it was a “historic” moment for the country, which has seen days of protests. Protesters also took to the streets in every major Chilean city. Read more: One million join peaceful march for reform Chile protests: Aerial […]

Lyubov Sobol: Meet Russia’s invisible influencer

She is one of Russia’s biggest influencers, with over a million YouTube subscribers following her anti-corruption investigations. She has used her social media power to spark some of the biggest protests against Vladimir Putin’s government in over a decade – yet she’s barely featured on mainstream media, and is banned from standing for local election. […]

US Zimbabwe sanctions: Security minister targeted

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: “State-sanctioned violence in Zimbabwe must end now” The US has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister amid human rights concerns. Owen Ncube would be denied entry to the US because of evidence he was involved in “gross violations of human rights”, a state […]

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