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Inflation isn't just a problem for your supermarket bill but also for those producing the food we eat

Japan is enduring its hottest day since records began in 1875. @winstontlchow  attributes the heatwave to "human-caused climate change"

Anna left Kyiv for Lithuania as soon as the Russian invasion began but felt "distant and helpless" there. Now she's going home

The Varroa mite weakens the bees in a colony, and can ultimately destroy it. Beekeepers in NSW, Australia, are waiting anxiously for news of the mites' spread as their hives are placed into lockdown

R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years for sexually abusing women and children. Lizzette Martinez met Kelly in 1995 at 17 and had a damaging relationship with him. "He abused me mentally, physically, emotionally, in any way that you can imagine."

"This is an epidemic that happened across the country." How the 1920s seizure of Bruce's Beach in California from its black owners wasn't a one off

"I just couldn't lie anymore." Margaret Keane, known for her paintings of children with large eyes - and who had to prove she'd created them in court after her husband bullied her into letting him take credit - has died. Margaret spoke to us in 2014

Fabrice Dubois was killed when Islamist jihadists attacked the Bataclan music hall in Paris in November 2015. His sister Nathalie reacts to the sentence given to the only surviving attacker

The newly elected prime minister of the Caribbean nation says having a ceremonial head of state is "pointless and cumbersome"


This nine-year-old Kenyan inventor has come up with an ingenious way to wash his hands, and reduce the spread of the #coronavirus  ????

Russia plans "to take cities in full, with no consideration for civilian casualties", according to research group @bellingcat  - which has been examining the regrouping of Russia's troops in Ukraine

Protests are raging across India over a controversial citizenship bill

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"I like my hijab and I like dancing." How this young K-pop dancer from Malaysia deals with hate comments More on how K-pop conquered the world

@BTS_twt  are one of the biggest bands in the world and their #ARMY  of fans are at the heart of their success. Find out how their millions of dedicated supporters are revolutionising the music industry and the power of art to build community

Marium the dugong just wants cuddles ?

Nine months after 51 people were murdered in Christchurch, it will be illegal to possess military-style, semi-automatic guns in New Zealand. A nationwide amnesty has seen over 50,000 firearms destroyed.

"If you're not killed from the shelling, you'll die from hunger." Olga tells us why she decided to flee Mariupol

When Daniel Tyler left the UK to go travelling, he thought he'd be back in a year. But he ended up accidentally finding fame, a career and a whole new life 6,000 miles from home after a video of him speaking a local dialect of the Malay language went viral