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  • Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

    Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe0

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yoshihide Suga was born the son of strawberry farmers Japan’s governing party has elected Yoshihide Suga as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe, meaning he is almost certain to become the country’s next prime minister. Last month Mr Abe announced his resignation due to health reasons. Mr Suga, 71,

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  • ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to Nvidia

    ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to Nvidia0

    By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor image copyrightGetty Images/ARM UK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings is being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia. The cash-and-stock deal values ARM as being worth as much as $40bn (£31.2bn). It has been struck by current owner, Japanese conglomerate Softbank, four years after it acquired ARM for $32bn.

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  • Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko

    Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko0

    Related Topics Belarusian presidential election 2020 media captionPolice have made dozens of arrests as opposition supporters gather for the march Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the capital Minsk and other cities, in the latest of several weeks of mass protest against President Alexander Lukashenko. Large numbers of police have been deployed,

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  • Mali coup: Opposition rejects transition deal as ‘power grab’

    Mali coup: Opposition rejects transition deal as ‘power grab’0

    Related Topics Mali coup image copyrightEPA image captionLast month’s coup was welcomed by many Malian civilians The opposition coalition which led mass protests in Mali ahead of last month’s coup has rejected a transition charter. On Saturday, the country’s military leadership agreed to establish an 18-month interim government until an election could take place. It

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  • Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power

    Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power0

    image copyrightEPA image captionEarly voting was allowed on 11-12 September because of the coronavirus outbreak Voters across Russia are casting their ballots in dozens of local elections that are seen as a big test for the ruling pro-Kremlin United Russia party. Nearly 160,000 candidates are vying for seats in local parliaments. Governors are also being

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  • Coronavirus: How the lockdown has changed schooling in South Asia

    Coronavirus: How the lockdown has changed schooling in South Asia0

    By Shruti MenonBBC Reality Check, Delhi Related Topics Reality Check image copyrightGetty Images Children across much of Europe have been going back to school for the start of a new year, but in many other parts of the world, coronavirus restrictions have kept classrooms closed. We’ve taken a look at the situation in India and

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