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French Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Lesia Tsurenko, Naomi Osaka loses to Amanda Anisimova

Iga Swiatek’s winning streak is the longest by any player on the WTA Tour since 2013 Dates: 22 May-5 June Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Coverage:…

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Kyle Chalmers skips Australia World Championship team announcement after ‘negative media attention’

Kyle Chalmers won Olympic 100m freestyle gold at Rio 2016 and silver at Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers said recent “negative media attention”…

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Anthony Albanese: Australia’s new PM sworn in ahead of Quad meeting

In a statement ahead of the meeting, Mr Albanese said: “The Quad Leaders’ Summit brings together four leaders of great liberal democracies – Australia, Japan,…

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Palm oil firms depriving tribes of millions of dollars

Companies supplying major manufacturers fail to meet promises to share land, joint BBC investigation finds.

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Floods in Bangladesh and India affect millions

Days of flooding and landslides in parts of Bangladesh and eastern India, have affected millions of people and left more than 50 people dead. Bangladesh’s…

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Pampered pooches ride Japan's Shinkansen in style

Paws aboard! A pet-friendly service premiers on the iconic train as calls grow for easier pet travel.

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Afghanistan's female TV presenters cover their faces

A day after defying a Taliban order, women on TV fell in line with face-covering veils.

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'My first court case: Prosecuting my father's killers'

Shagufta Ahmed’s first job was to get justice for her father, a lecturer murdered after he blew the whistle on a colleague.

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Australia election: Anthony Albanese signals climate policy change

Anthony Albanese vows to take the nation in a new direction, creating a renewable energy superpower.

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Afghanistan: Policing faces, bodies and beards on Kabul streets

The BBC goes on patrol with the Taliban’s “moral police”, whose job it is to enforce hard-line rule.

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