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September 17, 2021


‘No work and no money’: Afghans settle into life under Taliban rule

One woman, Shagufta, is sat on the roadside, rifling through the clothes she’s brought to sell. “Life has become an insult now, we are dying slowly,” she tells us tearfully. She’s weak because she didn’t have any food for breakfast, or for dinner the night before. “Everything I had I......

Chess icon sues Netflix for Queen’s Gambit portrayal

“By 1968,” the lawsuit says, Gaprindashvili “had competed against at least 59 male chess players (28 of them simultaneously in one game), including at least ten Grandmasters of that time, including Dragolyub Velimirovich, Svetozar Gligoric, Paul Keres, Bojan Kurajica, Boris Spassky, Viswanathan Anand and Mikhail Tal. The last three were......

New Zealand men abandon Pakistan tour

New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham during a practice session in Rawalpindi on Thursday New Zealand’s men team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on......

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