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Taliban accused of killing 20 civilians in Panjshir valley

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The Taliban have been accused of killing 20 civilians in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley, with the apparent killing of a man in uniform being caught on video. The Panjshir valley was the last area to hold out against th...

Anti-Taliban forces endure ‘heavy assaults’ in Panjshir valley – video report

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Afghan resistance fighters clashed with the Taliban in the Panjshir valley, the final province holding out against hardline Islamist control. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Kabul late on Friday as rumours spread ...

Afghanistan: militia endure ‘heavy assaults’ from Taliban in Panjshir Valley

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Militia forces say they are enduring “heavy assaults” as they battle the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, the final holdout against hardline Islamist control. The Taliban face the enormous challenge of shifti...

Afghanistan resistance fighters clash with Taliban in Panjshir valley

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Taliban forces and fighters loyal to local leader Ahmad Massoud battled in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley on Thursday, more than two weeks after the Islamist militia seized power, as Taliban leaders in the capital, Kab...

‘Selling a promise’: what Silicon Valley learned from the fall of Theranos

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A charismatic young leader, billions of dollars in valuations and a technology that promised to change the world but failed to deliver: the meteoric rise and fantastic fall of the medical tech startup Theranos has bee...

‘People can’t sleep’: Rhondda valley flood leaves climate fear in its wake

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In February last year, Storm Dennis wreaked havoc in the Rhondda valley, causing flooding in hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving landslips, ruined roads, smashed bridges and broken hearts in its wake. Eighteen m...

‘There’s magic in misery’: ultramarathon runners cross Death Valley – in a drought

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In the Badwater Basin at the bottom of California’s Death Valley, the air feels like a giant hair dryer and the pavement can melt the soles of your shoes. Yet on Monday night, 100 of the world’s top endurance runners ...

Health warnings as Death Valley scorches in 54.4C heat

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Excessive heat warnings remained in place across swathes of the western US on Monday after Death Valley in California registered what could prove to be the highest reliably recorded temperature on Earth. Following a c...

Hazelwood coalmine fire has had lasting health effects on Latrobe valley residents, study finds

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Exposure to hazardous air pollution from the Hazelwood coalmine fire in Victoria has been linked to reduced lung function in people years after the 2014 fire, according to a new study. Research conducted four years af...

‘Dire situation’: Silicon Valley cracks down on water use as California drought worsens

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Santa Clara county, the home of Silicon Valley, issued mandatory water restrictions this week during a severe drought that has already reached historic levels. The move was championed by analysts and researchers who h...

NSW planning body gives green light to Hunter Valley coalmine expansion

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A coalmine in the Upper Hunter Valley has been given approval to expand by the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission. Mangoola Coal Operations, a subsidiary of Glencore Coal, applied to extract an additional...

From the archives: Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2018: How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse...

Pair of eager beavers released in South Downs to help boost valley wildlife

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The beaver needed no encouragement. After a 500-mile road trip from the banks of a Scottish river to a hidden valley on the edge of England’s rolling South Downs, the sights and smells of a woodland pond were all it t...

Prince Harry joins $1bn Silicon Valley startup as senior executive

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Prince Harry has been given a job by a $1bn (£730m) Silicon Valley startup which provides professional coaching, mental health advice and “immersive learning” as its chief impact officer. The Duke of Sussex said he ho...