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Date Title
2023-03-16 Cocaine production reaches record levels as new trafficking hubs emerge

After Covid lockdowns hit both demand and supply, production is at record levels, the UN says.

2023-03-15 Texas judge considers revoking FDA approval of abortion pill in US

The drug, mifepristone, can be taken at home and is used in more than half of US abortions.

2023-03-15 Taiwan ally Honduras seeks diplomatic switch to China

The island will have formal diplomatic ties with only 13 countries if Honduras switches.

2023-03-15 Jiang Yanyong: Whistleblower doctor who exposed China's Sars cover-up dies

Jiang Yanyong became a national hero after revealing Beijing was covering up the scale of the virus.

2023-03-14 Drone crash is a moment fraught with danger

The encounter between a Russian jet and a US drone raises some difficult questions for President Biden.

2023-03-14 SVB and Signature Bank: How bad is US banking crisis and what does it mean?

Two US banks have collapsed and shares tumbled. So how serious is this and what does it mean for you?

2023-03-14 China reopening borders to foreign tourists for first time since Covid erupted

The move marks a major easing of travel curbs in place since the start of the Covid pandemic.

2023-03-14 The Silicon Valley Bank saga in 80 seconds

Has the collapse of two US banks sparked another financial crisis?

2023-03-13 Nobel prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe dies

The 88-year-old wrote books about pacifism and coping with a son who had learning difficulties.

2023-03-12 Paying for prayer: I went into debt, trying to secure a miracle

The cost-of-living crisis is prompting people to borrow, in order to pay pastors to pray for them.

2023-03-10 Chinese city Xi'an draws backlash with flu lockdown proposal

Xi'an says it may turn to lockdowns - a measure criticised as "excessive" after strict Covid controls.

2023-03-08 Covid origins investigation: US House of Representatives holds first hearing

The panel, formed by a new Republican majority, is aiming to establish how the coronavirus emerged.

2023-03-07 South Africa's minister of electricity: Can Ramokgopa end load-shedding?

South Africa's president has given a trusted aide the responsibility of ending the power crisis.

2023-03-07 Afghanistan: Hopes fade as universities reopen without women

Male students return after the winter break, a painful reminder to women of their shrinking world.

2023-03-07 Malnutrition in pregnancy surges in poor countries

Recent crises including war and Covid have made it hard to get adequate food supplies, the UN says.

2023-03-07 US Senator John Fetterman recovering from depression, says aide

The Pennsylvania senator checked himself into a hospital near DC last month to seek treatment.

2023-03-06 Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: South Africa gets new minister to tackle power crisis

An "electricity minister" has been appointed to address the country's unprecedented energy shortages.

2023-03-06 Elon Musk's Tesla cuts prices again as tries to boost sales

Tesla boss Elon Musk has previously said he hoped price cuts would help the firm avoid the hit from a "pretty difficult recession" in 2023.

2023-03-06 Bangladesh probes refugee camp blaze that has left 12,000 homeless

The fire in the world's largest refugee camp has left at least 12,000 people without shelter.

2023-03-05 Harry and Meghan weigh up coronation invitation

Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not say if they plan to attend after receiving an email from the Palace.

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