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'Dozens' of protesters killed in Kazakh unrest

Long seen as one the most stable of Central Asia's ex-Soviet republics, energy-rich Kazakhstan is facing its biggest crisis in decades after protesters angry over rising fuel prices stormed government buildings.

Health first, freedom second? How COVID is changing democracies

At the start of the pandemic, governments used sweeping lockdowns and curfews to try to contain the virus. But in the past year, most countries began refining their strategies, rolling out digital passes allowing people to show they are vaccinated.

Australia bars Novak Djokovic, cancels entry visa

The Serb had landed in Melbourne the previous evening, after celebrating on social media that he had a medical exemption to play in the tournament without proof he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Biden to call out Trump on January 6 anniversary

Joe Biden's decision to use his speech on the anniversary to squarely blame Donald Trump and Republican allies for their role in the unprecedented attack on US democracy will mark a sharp escalation in Biden's approach to Trump and the riot.

Niger makes record cocaine seizure, arrests mayor

Police following the trail of a quantity of drugs smuggled in from Mali found 214.6 kilos of cocaine in a municipal car from Fachi, whose mayor was also aboard, OCRTIS spokeswoman Nana Aichatou Ousmane Bako said.