China is rewriting the facts about Covid-19 to suit its own narrative

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Our Panorama programme shows how Xi Jinping’s government has tried to hide the truth about the spread of coronavirus

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‘A hell of a lot of hurt’: writers confront South Africa’s apartheid past

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A wave of new books try to deal with the murder, deception, torture and racism of a brutal regime

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Global report: Bolivia’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19

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Announcements come after Brazil’s president tested positive; South Africa records highest one-day case increase; Australia to limit incoming travellers

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Extend US Facebook boycott to Europe, campaigners urge

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Calls follow Mark Zuckerberg’s dismissal of anti-hate-speech campaign in meeting with staff

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Vladimir Putin ‘still uses obsolete Windows XP’ despite hacking risk

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Official photos seem to show president using unsupported OS at Kremlin and residence

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China’s goths protest after woman told to remove ‘distressing’ make-up on subway

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Weibo users post selfies of themselves in full make-up after woman stopped by security from boarding a train

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Satanic Temple sues Netflix over Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s demonic statue

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The group claims the show’s statue of Baphomet resembles its own and that its use ‘dilutes and denigrates’ satanism

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John McCain, influential US senator and presidential candidate, dies aged 81

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McCain, who had brain cancer, was known for his heroism in Vietnam, his independent-mindedness and recently his rebukes of Trump

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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

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Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

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