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US policeman feared death in Capitol riots
Officers on duty when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol give tearful testimony at an inquiry. Also: the American gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of the Olympic team competition over mental health issues; the former Spanish king's ex-lover claims he used the intelligence service to spy on her; and the world's largest star sapphire cluster is discovered in a Sri Lankan backyard.
Hong Kong man guilty in first national security law trial
The 24-year-old had flown a flag with a protest slogan while riding a motorcycle into police officers in Hong Kong. Also: Vatican cardinal on trial in $142m fraud case, and do you like and appreciate insects?
Tunisian president accused of coup after firing PM
Months of tension over Covid and the economy culminate in the sacking of the PM. Also: scientists don't know why Covid cases in the UK are plummeting, and how female athletes are giving short shrift to officials telling them what to wear.
Tunisia: PM is sacked after violent Covid protests
President Kais Saied has sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and says he's taken over. This follows angry nationwide protests on Sunday over the government's handling of the pandemic. Also, civilian casualties in Afghanistan are at a record level, and a disturbing report on the treatment of women in Britain's armed forces.
US ready to continue airstrikes against Taliban
The head of US Central Command, Gen Kenneth McKenzie, said this could happen in weeks. Also: criticism of proposals for English football fans to show proof of Covid vaccinations before watching Premier League games, and tributes to US rabbi turned comedian Jackie Mason who has died.
Afghanistan imposes night curfew
Move covers 31 of the country's 34 provinces to help protect urban areas from Taliban advance. Also: Landmark fuel deal between Iraq and Lebanon, Olympic host nation Japan picks up its first medals and the search for new Aussie rhyming slang.
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