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Afghan Taliban celebrate return to power two years on amid erosion of women’s rights

Taliban members rejoice on the second anniversary of the fall of Kabul on a street near the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 15th August, 2023.

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Afghanistan’s Taliban marked the second anniversary of their return to power on Tuesday, celebrating their takeover of Kabul and the establishment of what they said was security throughout the country under an Islamic system. After a lightning offensive as US-led foreign forces were withdrawing after 20 years of inconclusive war, the Taliban entered […]

No more female ‘Hidden Figures’ as NASA renames street

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New York City, US Thomson Reuters Foundation NASA renamed the street block in front of its Washington, DC, headquarters “Hidden Figures Way” on Wednesday in honour of black women who have contributed to the US space programme. The work of three black mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – at the National […]