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Ablimit Ababakri (left) and Abduehet Ababakri (right) used to run several businesses in their hometown in Xinjiang.

The last time that Dilsar Ablimit, a 21-year-old Uighur college student in Turkey, heard from her father in Xinjiang, China, was in September 2017. In(...)

Tourists waiting to be evacuated  as wildfires move  towards the shore in Bodrum,  Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo/Emre Tazegul

Wildfires fanned by warm winds and scorching temperatures have swept southern Europe, forcing thousands to evacuate, killing eight in Turkey and consu(...)

Tourists wait to be evacuated from the  smoke-engulfed Mazi area as wildfires rolled down the hill toward the seashore, in Bodrum, in Mugla, on Sunday. Photograph: Emre Tazegul/AP Photo

Wildfires continued to rage on Sunday near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla as the discovery of more bodies caused the death t(...)

Burnt car and house near the town of Manavgat where a massive forest fire  engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Turkey’s southern coast. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats on Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodru(...)

Forest burning as a massive wildfire which engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Turkey’s southern coast near the town of Manavgat. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The heat intensity of wildfires in Turkey on Thursday was four times higher than anything on record for the nation, according to satellite data passed(...)

A migrant detention centre in  Vydeniai, Lithuania. The Lithuanian government has accused the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, of illegally allowing refugees from the Middle East trying to reach Europe to pass through its borders. Photograph:   Paulius Peleckis/Getty Images

Lithuania has warned neighbouring Belarus that it could face more EU sanctions unless it gives up its alleged role in helping thousands of migrants il(...)

The  Iraq National Museum in Baghdad after it reopened in February 2009 following vandalism and looting. Photograph:    Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi returned from meeting US president Joe Biden in Washington this week bearing 17,000 archaeological treasures f(...)

An NGO has estimated how much a factory worker was paid to make one Zara hoodie. Photograph: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clot(...)

Guinness-maker Diageo  said rising North American demand came despite its move to raise prices on its Casamigos tequila brand and Baileys liqueur. Photograph: iStock

Guinness-maker Diageo reported on Thursday a better-than-expected rise in full-year organic net sales growth as North American bars and restaurants re(...)

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The invitation arrived with no time to spare. “Hi friends and family, We are trying to set a speed record for wedding planning.” Just two days later, (...)

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