Facebook says it is testing controls to let users see more content from friends and less from groups. from: BBC News
President Lasso says Ecuador needs more support to fight powerful gangs behind a rise in crime. from: BBC News
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over how a medieval weapons statute affects US gun ownership. from: BBC News
from: BBC News After Bruno Fernandes’ penalty apology we look at who is running footballers’ social personas.
Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present. From: New York Times
Ahmad Massoud, a leading figure in the resistance to Taliban rule, hired a lobbyist to seek military and financial support in the United States. From: New York Times
from: BBC News The footballer believes his experiences on the pitch will translate to the online world.
Militants posted images apparently taken in Bazarak, the capital of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan, where opposition forces have fought against their rule. From: New York Times
Young people are struggling to afford city living, and even the Swedes can’t crack the problem. from: BBC News
The U.S. military has established control inside Kabul’s international airport. But the roads leading to the facility, where there are growing crowds and mayhem, are controlled by the Taliban. From: New York Times
Critics say the new rules are aimed at stifling dissent following mass anti-government demonstrations. from: BBC News
from: BBC News Hundreds of locals rush to flee from the Taliban as US forces secure the airport to evacuate staff.
The militant group takes the eastern city of Jalalabad without a fight as it closes in on the capital.
With Lashkar Gah and Kandahar, the Taliban now effectively control southern Afghanistan. The western city of Herat is also in their hands. From: New York Times
President Ebrahim Raisi is a protégé of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his inauguration gives conservatives control of every part of Iran’s government. From: New York Times
Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, and authoritarian leaders before him, have used sports as a propaganda tool. But defections have had a long history of puncturing their aura of invincibility. From: New York Times
Authorities in China are scrambling to control the spread of the virus by ramping up testing and vaccinations. from: BBC News