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The Taliban shocked the world with their rapid takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021. They have been a consistent presence in the country for over 25 years - but who are the Taliban? And what do they believe in?

Retired civil engineer Anoosheh Ashoori, 67, has been held in Tehran's Evin prison for the past four-and-a-half years on charges of spying for Israel - allegations he denies

Protesters have taken to the streets of Brussels after Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that people will need booster shots after five months to maintain #COVID19  passes. Get the latest coronavirus news:

'An increasing number of MPs now believe that even if Mr Johnson can survive the publication of the Gray report this week, the ripples these scandals have sent out will eventually put the PM under.' Analysis from Sky's @robpowellnews  👇

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been forced to postpone her wedding after she placed the entire country on the highest level of #COVID19  restrictions. Read more about this story:

Syrian Kurdish forces say that fighting with militants continued into a fourth day after Islamic State fighters staged an attempted prison break in Syria's northeast

From cricket to (lots of) book writing, former prime ministers have to find something to do after leaving the country's top job. These are the perks they keep, the ones they lose - and some career options from past PMs 👇

Cameroon nightclub fire leaves at least 17 people dead and many injured

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"For no logical reason, the Israeli police are moving in and, in a very blunt way, controlling, as they say, the crowd - a crowd which doesn't, as far as we've seen, need any control" @Stone_SkyNews  has the latest on the situation in JerusalemRead more

Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant

“It’s my baby, he’s my treasure, he’s my oxygen.” Mother of missing Oxford student Richard Okorogheye, Evidence Joel gives an emotional plea for help to find her son. Get more on this story here:

End SARS: Nigerian police 'open fire on protesters' in Lagos after 12 days of anti-police brutality demonstrations

"The science isn't strong enough". Watch the moment an unvaccinated hospital consultant challenges Health Secretary Sajid Javid over the government's policy of compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff. 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube

BREAKING: Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has resigned after weeks of protests which called for him to step down. Today's top stories:

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha sprayed the whole front row of reporters with an alcohol product as he walked out of a news briefing. Latest world news here:

Wanted man sends police selfie to replace mugshot he said made him look 'terrible'

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