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Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns
Wang Yi will visit eight countries in 10 days, but media access to his diplomatic push has been severely restricted

Kate Lyons

25, May, 2022 @3:10 AM

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Confusion in Lagos as passenger plane is towed along highway
Rumours spread online that the aircraft had crashed, but authorities said it was simply being delivered to its new owner

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

25, May, 2022 @1:36 AM

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‘Literally on my hands and knees’: Senator Chris Murphy’s desperate plea for gun action
Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook’s district, called ‘bullshit’ on Republicans for focusing on mental health not guns

Lauren Gambino and agencies

25, May, 2022 @12:47 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 91 of the invasion
Invasion in ‘most active phase’, says Ukraine; Russian forces take control of three Donetsk regions; 200 bodies found in Mariupol basement

Samantha Lock and Léonie Chao-Fong

25, May, 2022 @12:04 AM

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Battles being fought in eastern Ukraine could determine the country’s fate, Ukraine’s defence ministry spokesperson says – as it happened
This live blog is now closed, you can find our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war here

Samantha Lock (now); Maanvi Singh , Joanna Walters, Léonie Chao-Fong and Martin Belam (earlier)

24, May, 2022 @11:54 PM

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Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files
Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, May, 2022 @11:42 PM

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Most women of colour ‘hide’ their heritage due to UK workplace racism
‘Shocking’ report finds more than 60% change their language, hairstyle, clothes or diet to fit in

Anna Bawden and Alexandra Topping

24, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Monkeypox outbreak was waiting to happen, say scientists
Proportion of people protected has fallen substantially in decades since smallpox vaccination ended

Ian Sample and Nicola Davis

24, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Brazil: at least 21 people killed during police raid in Rio favela
Death toll puts the incident among Rio’s deadliest police operations in recent history

Staff and agencies in Rio de Janeiro

24, May, 2022 @9:40 PM

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Ukrainian soldiers captured at Azovstal plant in ‘satisfactory’ conditions
Unit commander’s wife receives call saying prisoners have not been subjected to violence by Russian forces

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

24, May, 2022 @9:18 PM

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Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition leader detained on corruption charges
State television channel Moldova 1 and Russian state news agency RIA report detention of former president Igor Dodon

Staff and agencies

24, May, 2022 @8:24 PM

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Bill Cosby accused of sexual abuse as civil trial begins in Los Angeles
Judy Huth, who alleges Cosby assaulted her at Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16, sues for damages in trial set to last two weeks

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

24, May, 2022 @7:53 PM

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