Sudan floods: Nile water level threatens ancient pyramids

Sudan floods: Nile water level threatens ancient pyramids

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Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe pyramids at the site are more than 2,300 years oldThe authorities in Sudan are trying to protect the country's ancient pyramids from flooding as heavy rains have caused the nearby River Nile to reach record-breaking levels.They have built sandbag walls and are pumping out water, archaeologist Marc Maillot is…
Journalist ‘endangered national security’ – China

Journalist ‘endangered national security’ – China

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear what "criminal activity" Cheng Lei has allegedly committed An Australian journalist detained in China for weeks is being held on national security grounds, China has said.Cheng Lei, a presenter for China Global Television Network (CGTN), is suspected of "criminal activity endangering China's national security".She has been…
Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova ‘detained at Ukraine border’

Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova ‘detained at Ukraine border’

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Publishedduration22 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionMaria Kolesnikova told BBC Russian last month that "To understand exactly what's going on, you really have to be here"A Belarus opposition leader has reportedly been detained at the border with Ukraine the day after her disappearance.State media report that Maria Kolesnikova was held at the border early on Tuesday…
Tennis Number One Ash Barty pulls out of French Open over coronavirus

Tennis Number One Ash Barty pulls out of French Open over coronavirus

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionAshleigh Barty won her first singles Grand Slam at Roland Garros last yearWorld number one Ashleigh Barty has decided not to defend her French Open tennis title this year, pulling out of the tournament because of coronavirus.The Australian said last year's event at Roland Garros had been "the most special…
US presidential rivals spar over Covid-19 vaccine

US presidential rivals spar over Covid-19 vaccine

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump delivered his Labour Day news conference from the White House Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been trading insults over each other's position on a vaccine for Covid-19.President Trump again hinted that a vaccine might be available before the November presidential election and accused his Democratic rivals of…
China takes aim at US ‘bullying’ of its tech firms

China takes aim at US ‘bullying’ of its tech firms

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Image copyright Getty Images China has taken aim at the US saying its tech firms are victims of "naked bullying".The accusations come as the Chinese government launches a new set of global guidelines for technology companies.Its new initiative outlaws illegally obtaining people's data and large-scale surveillance.Last month a similar data privacy effort was announced by…
‘They shot him in cold blood’

‘They shot him in cold blood’

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The killing of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies, who had Down's syndrome, in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, has shocked South Africa. He was allegedly shot by police while eating a biscuit close to his house. The police say he was caught in crossfire when some alleged gang members fired at them.BBC correspondent Pumza Fihlani reports.Produced by…
Wildfires burn through record area in California

Wildfires burn through record area in California

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWildfires rage across thousands of acres in CaliforniaWildfires have burned through a record number of acres in California this year as firefighters continue to battle several large blazes across the state.The state's department of forestry and fire protection, Cal Fire, says more than two million acres have…
Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat

Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat

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By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorPublishedduration10 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Images/SMICChina's largest chip manufacturer's stock sank after the US revealed it could be its next trade ban target.Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) said it was "in complete shock and perplexity" after the Pentagon revealed it had proposed the firm be added to a government blacklist.This would restrict…
Netflix boss: Remote working has negative effects

Netflix boss: Remote working has negative effects

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Publishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionReed Hastings (L) with co-chief executive Ted Sarandos (R)Netflix's chairman has said working from home has no positive effects and makes debating ideas harder.But Reed Hastings, who founded the platform, also said its 8,600 employees would not have to return to the office until most of them had received an approved…