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The 74-year-old ‘Black Widow’ killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide

It was 2013, and he had embarked on an exciting new relationship with Chisako Kakehi, a 67-year-old widow he met…

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This country claims it hasn’t had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that’s a lie

Or at least, that’s what the central Asian country’s secretive, authoritarian government claims. But independent organizations and journalists and activists…

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Children locked up for the political beliefs of their parents

Hiding in the mosquito-infested jungles of Myanmar in a makeshift tent with her father, her young world has been torn…

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How Taiwan’s last ‘fire fishing’ boat is keeping tradition alive

Jinshan, New Taipei (CNN) — As night falls, a group of fishermen set sail off the coast of northern Taiwan,…

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‘We want justice,’ say the family of 10 civilians killed in a US airstrike that officials now say was ‘a mistake’

Zamarai Ahmadi and nine other civilians, including seven children, were killed in a US airstrike in Kabul on August 29.…

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Taliban deny claims girls will be banned from school — but don’t say when they’ll be allowed in

The Taliban Ministry of Education ordered male students and teachers from the 6th to the 12th grade to report to…

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Japan’s defense minister draws red line in island dispute with China

Japan has been expanding its Self-Defense Forces, adding state-of-the-art F-35 fighter jets and converting warships to aircraft carriers for them.…

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Chiang Mai, Thailand’s gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists

Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNN) — Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according…

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Taliban gives thousands of Kandahar residents three days to leave their homes, protesters say

Protesters marched in front of the governor’s office in the city after 3,500 people living in a government-owned residential area…

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Afghan women are sharing photos of dresses to protest the Taliban’s black hijab mandate

In recent days the Taliban has mandated the segregation of genders in classrooms and said female students, lecturers and employees…

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