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September 28

Arts and culture

Women are barred from working or attending classes at Kabul University by the university's Taliban-appointed chancellor Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat. Ghairat says "as long as real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to universities or work. Islam first". []
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Disasters and accidents

Spain declares the island of La Palma a "disaster zone" as eruptions and lava flows continue from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
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International relations

Australia and Nauru announce that, last week, they renewed their agreement to maintain a detention center in Nauru for asylum seekers and refugees trying to reach Australia. Australia has provided millions of dollars to maintain the detention center offshore.
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Law and crime

Twenty-five people are injured, four critically, during an explosion at a block of flats in Gothenburg, Sweden. An accident is ruled out, with authorities suspecting a criminal background.
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September 27

Business and economy

The government places the army on standby to help deliver fuel to petrol stations if it becomes necessary after panic buying has depleted their stocks. The increased demand arose after press reports that the ongoing delivery driver shortage could reduce the availability of fuel.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

ISIL–K leader Mawlawi Ziya ul-Haq is killed and more than 80 fighters are arrested during Taliban raids in the eastern Nangarhar Province. The raids are carried out as IS has killed several people during attacks in Jalalabad in recent days.
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Ten FARC dissidents are killed during a military bombing in Morichal Nuevo, Guainía Department.
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Sports

UEFA announces that it has abandoned and nullified its disciplinary cases against football clubs Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid over their commitment to the controversial European Super League, following a Madrid court ruling. UEFA also says that it will not request payment of the sums offered by the nine other founding clubs.
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Politics and elections

Official results show that the "yes" campaign won and that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Switzerland. Results show 64.1% voting yes with 35.9% voting no.
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Bougainvilleans are consulted by president Ishmael Toroama as to where the capital of Bougainville should be located once the region achieves full independence from Papua New Guinea. Currently, the capital is Buka but this was always considered temporary due to the civil war. The strongest push is for Arawa to be designated as the capital.
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The Provisional Electoral Council postpones indefinitely the election and constitutional referendum for a third time, targeting 7 November 2021, after Prime Minister Ariel Henry dismissed several members of the council.
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After a final tally of votes from yesterday's referendum establishes a majority of 77%, abortion at up to 12 weeks of pregnancy is legalized in San Marino.
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Disasters and accidents

The Cumbre Vieja volcano becomes highly active again after two periods during the day with no emission of ash and lava.
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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes the Greek island of Crete, killing one person and injuring 35 others.
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Power outages are reported in the Northeast China provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang. Local media said that the cause of the outages was an increase in coal prices. The State Grid Corporation of China said that it would take comprehensive measures to ensure an adequate power supply for people's basic needs and try its best to avoid power cuts.
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Law and crime

Three regions in Poland repeal their status as an "LGBT-free zone" after pressure from the European Commission and activists. The declaration of "free of LGBT ideology" had been imposed in 2019 under heavy pressure from Catholic conservatives in the regions.
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American singer R. Kelly is found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking over a two decade period.
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International relations

Hungary and Russia sign a natural gas supply deal which will see Gazprom supply Hungary with 4.5 billion cubic metres of gas annually via Serbia and Austria for the next 15 years. Ukraine criticizes the gas pact, saying that it is a "purely political, economically unreasonable decision". In response, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó accuses Ukraine of "meddling" in its internal affairs.
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Afghanistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Ghulam Isaczai withdraws from the list of speakers at the United Nations General Assembly. The move comes after the Taliban nominated a delegation to represent Afghanistan at the United Nations, although the UN continues to recognize the Ashraf Ghani-led government as the country's permanent mission.
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Sudan resumes its importation of oil from neighboring South Sudan, which was temporarily halted due to Darfur War-related protests blocking access to Port Sudan.
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September 26

Armed conflicts and attacks

The Taliban calls for international commercial flights at the Kabul International Airport to resume after the airport was closed for evacuations.
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Five Palestinians are killed in Biddu, Jerusalem, and two more are killed in Burqin during overnight military raids by Israeli soldiers. Two soldiers are also injured during one of the raids. According to Israeli officials, the Palestinians were members of a Hamas cell who were planning large-scale kidnappings and murders across the country.
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Gunmen raid the village of Madamai in Kaduna State, killing 34 people and wounding seven more. Two suspects are arrested. In Sokoto State, 22 security personnel are killed by ISWAP terrorists during an attack on a remote army base. Other gunmen in Kaduna then also attacked a church, resulting in the death of a person and the wounding of others.
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Five people are killed and six more are injured during a mass shooting at a public venue in Tumaco, Colombia. A military commander has blamed the attack on FARC dissidents.
Source: BBC external link
Sudan claims that it has repelled an advance by Ethiopian troops into Umm Barakit District, al-Fashaga. However, Ethiopia denies any movement of its forces on the Ethiopia–Sudan border.
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Sports

British racing driver Lewis Hamilton becomes the first driver to win 100 races in Formula One after winning the 2021 Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer external link
In American football, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker kicks a 66-yard field goal during the team's 19-17 victory against the Detroit Lions, making it the longest field goal in National Football League history.
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Disasters and accidents

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Business and economy

UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announces the oil industry will be exempted from the Competition Act 1998 so that companies can coordinate and deliver petroleum products easier in light of fuel shortages brought on by panic buying.
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Peruvian prime minister Guido Bellido warns companies which drill for gas in the country to either pay higher taxes or face nationalization.
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Politics and elections

Germans head to the polls to elect the new Bundestag, as well as a new Chancellor to succeed Angela Merkel, who is stepping down after 16 years in power.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Projections show the centre-left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) narrowly beating the governing centre-right Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in the popular vote by 1.7 percentage points, with the latter on course for its worst showing since the end of World War II. Both parties claim the mandate for the Chancellorship.
Source: Politico.eu external link
The Greens and Free Democratic Party made enough gains to form a possible coalition government with either the CDU or the SPD.
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The final results of yesterday's election in Iceland show that the ruling left-right coalition strengthened its majority despite Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir losing ground. The Independence Party won the most seats, with 16.
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Citizens in Switzerland cast their final vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Although civil unions have been legal since 2007, recent polls showed a solid backing for the proposition.
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San Marino citizens vote in a referendum on the legalization of abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy or in cases where the health of the mother or fetus is at risk.
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Around 2,000 Tunisians protest in front of the National Theatre in the capital of Tunis to demand the resignation of President Kais Saied.
Source: Al Jazeera external link

International relations

Yahoo! News reports that members of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including then-Director Mike Pompeo, planned in 2017 to kidnap or potentially assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for leaking documents describing hacking tools used by the CIA.
Source: Rolling Stone external link
The Serbian government accuses Kosovo of "provocations" after it mobilized its special police units to the border, and places the Serbian Army on a heightened state of alert. The police units were mobilized after hundreds of Kosovo Serbs staged daily protests and blockaded roads connected to the two border crossings between the two countries after the Kosovar government passed a law requiring that Serbia-registered vehicles wear temporary license plates when entering the country.
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Arts and culture

wins 10 Tony Awards at the 74th Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Additionally, by Matthew Lopez wins Best Play and by Charles Fuller wins Best Revival of a Play.
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Law and crime

Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar is released from Israeli prison after nearly two years in detention. She was charged for her affiliation with the left-wing political party Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is considered an illegal organization in Israel.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
The Taliban's religious police orders barbers in Afghanistan's Helmand Province and Kabul to stop trimming beards.
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September 25

International relations

Kim Yo-jong, sister of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, says that North Korea is open to holding another summit in South Korea if mutual respect between the two countries can be assured.
Source: The Korea Times external link
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says that the international recognition of the Taliban government "at present juncture is not on the table". The comments come after Taliban-appointed foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi appointed Suhail Shaheen as the representative of the Taliban to the United Nations.
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Sports

The Melbourne Demons win the 2021 AFL premiership against the Western Bulldogs, winning 140–66. They also end their 57 year premiership drought, last winning the premiership in the 1964 VFL Grand Final.
Source: Seven News AFL external link

Health and environment

Vanuatu launches a global campaign to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Vanuatu bases its decision on being incapable with its own decisions to address rising sea levels and other challenges linked to climate change and wants the ICJ to establish responsibilities for climate change under international law.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Four men who kidnapped a businessman and his son in Herat are shot dead by Taliban police during a gunfight. The bodies of the kidnappers have been hanged in public, in an apparent warning to others to not commit similar crimes.
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A Taliban soldier is killed and seven more injured in Jalalabad when their convoy hits a roadside bomb planted by ISIL-K.
Source: Hindustan Times external link
A suicide car bombing near the presidential palace in Mogadishu kills eight people and injures seven others. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attack, saying they targeted a convoy of cars traveling to the palace.
Source: Reuters external link
Mali recruits Russia's PMC Wagner Group to fight Islamic terrorism in the country, according to a news outlet citing Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.
Source: Reuters external link

Politics and elections

Icelanders head to the polls to elect the members of the Althing, the oldest surviving parliament in the world.
Source: The New York Times external link
Early election results show that the three-party coalition led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of the Left-Green Movement is expected to retain their majority.
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Business and economy

Panic buying of fuel is reported at petrol stations in the United Kingdom amidst a shortage of lorry drivers. A fuel purchase limit of £30 per customer is introduced at many locations due to "unprecedented" demand.
Source: The Guardian external link

Disasters and accidents

An Amtrak passenger train derails near Joplin, Montana, U.S., killing at least three people and injuring at least 50 others.
Source: The New York Times external link