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Resistance to the Myanmar regime in Chin state – a photo essay

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As a 17-year-old, Mai Zacer Mawi* was used to being pushed around. An avid and talented martial artist, she had been selected to move from her rural home town of Falam, in north-western Myanmar, to one of the country’...

Belarus theatre group in exile: ‘We are stronger than the regime’

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For 16 years, the Belarus Free Theatre has advocated for freedom of expression, equality and democracy through underground performances from ad hoc locations to audiences hungry for an alternative voice to the country...

There Is No Evil review – devastating everyday tales of life under Iran’s brutal regime

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Four stories from contemporary Iran, all linked by the theme of capital punishment and suppression of freedoms, make up this Berlin Golden Bear-winning drama from Mohammad Rasoulof. It’s a typically forthright and pow...

Meet the musician singing against Nicaragua’s ‘apocalyptic’ regime

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His songs provided the soundtrack to the Sandinista revolution; patriotic, nostalgia-filled odes to the rebels and rifles that saved Nicaragua from imperialist tyranny. “Mine are simple, brotherly, kind folk who sow a...

Boris Johnson makes U-turn over anti-sleaze regime for MPs

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MPs are expected to get another vote as soon as next week on suspending the Conservative MP Owen Paterson from the Commons, after Boris Johnson made a U-turn and ditched immediate plans to overhaul the standards syste...

Eddie Jones defends coaching style after fierce criticism of his England regime

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Eddie Jones has defended his coaching methods and high turnover rate of backroom staff in response to criticism of his England regime. A newspaper report published last week used anonymous accounts from players and fo...

Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency

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The Syrian government is siphoning off millions of dollars of foreign aid by forcing UN agencies to use a lower exchange rate, according to new research. The Central Bank of Syria, which is sanctioned by the UK, US an...

Belarus regime ‘has used football as propaganda’

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The regime of the Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko has systematically interfered in the running of the country’s football federation and used the sport as a “pro-government propaganda” instrument, a report ha...

Several Team GB athletes approach Coe over ‘catastrophic’ UK Athletics regime

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Several of Britain’s top track and field stars have told Sebastian Coe they are at breaking point with the current regime at UK Athletics and have made a plea to him to intervene. Multiple sources have told the Guardi...

Top Taliban leader flies into Kabul for talks on setting up new Afghan regime

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Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the Taliban’s top leaders, arrived in Kabul on Saturday as senior figures began talks on how they will govern Afghanistan. Baradar, one of the most public faces of the Taliban who made his ...

Stephen Colbert mocks ‘poorly handled regime change’ at Jeopardy!

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Stephen Colbert addressed “the big story everybody’s talking about right now” on Thursday’s Late Show, “which continues to be the chaos surrounding the poorly handled regime change … over at Jeopardy!”. The renowned ...

Belarus regime steps up ‘purge’ of activists and media

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Aleysa Ivanova wakes up each morning wondering when the knock on her door will come. “You understand you can be next. Every day I wake up, I think ‘maybe it’ll be tomorrow, maybe today. Maybe they’ll come for me this ...

EU widens Belarus sanctions to make Lukashenko regime ‘run dry’

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The European Union has extended sanctions against Belarus, with pledges to make Alexander Lukashenko’s regime “run dry”, following last month’s forced landing of a Ryanair flight to arrest a dissident. EU foreign mini...

‘Discussions are happening’ to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore regime in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s government is now in regular conversation with Australia about how to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore detention regime – a significant step towards a resolution, advocates say, eight years af...

UK companies face pressure over links to Belarus regime

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The role of UK companies in allegedly helping to prop up Europe’s so-called “last dictatorship” is coming under unprecedented pressure amid signs that lobbying by Belarusian exiles and others is paying off. Rolls-Royc...

Hostile UK border regime traumatises visitors from EU

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Britain’s hostile regime for potential EU migrants is traumatising visitors caught in its web and provoking further worries for European families receiving visits from relatives, according to accounts provided to the ...

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