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Nigeria's facial scars: The last generation

The marks were a way of identifying the lineage of people, but the practice has been outlawed.

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?

We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

Israeli police accused of violence towards shot Palestinian's...

Relatives say police used unjustifiable force on them inside the hospital treating the wounded man.

Ukraine war: The volunteer drivers risking their lives...

Drivers describe evacuating people from Russian-held areas under threat of mines and military attack.

Spain heatwave brings record May temperatures

Temperatures in southern Spain reach 40C, up to 15 degrees higher than average for this time of year.

'Nobody takes my husband away from me, not even the war'

Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska in rare interview with husband

Anthony Albanese vows government of unity, not division

Australia's new PM will be the country's first Labor leader in nearly a decade.

Australia election: How Scott Morrison ran out of miracles

Australia's defeated PM had a carefully cultivated image, but it failed him in the end.

Turkey: Huge rally for opposition's Canan Kaftancioglu

Canan Kaftancioglu has been convicted for insulting President Erdogan and the Turkish state.

Afghanistan: Policing faces, bodies and beards on Kabul...

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

Femicide: Keeping the memory of murdered women alive with...

Geraldina Guerra tracks cases of femicide in Ecuador and maps victims' lives online so people can learn about their life as well as...

What beauty parlours reveal about Somali women

Somali women are usually expected to cover up and keep quiet - beauty parlours are a welcome relief.

Your pictures on the theme of 'on the water'

A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

'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.

Ukraine war: Against the thud of artillery, miners struggle...

Miners in eastern Ukraine on how a difficult job has become even more dangerous.

Australia election: A great shock to the system

Politics will now be greener, more feminine, and more emphatically Australian, writes Nick Bryant.

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