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Fans react as Simone Biles takes bronze medal in women’s balance beam final

Team USA's Simone Biles took to the Olympics podium after winning bronze in the women's balance beam final. It was Biles' first taste of competition in Tokyo since standing down during the women's team final last week to focus on her mental health.

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14 Nov
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15 Nov
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17 Nov
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23 Nov
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27 Nov
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25 Nov
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In Afghanistan, women have now been waiting for three months for their fate to be decided by the Taliban government. One key question is whether older schoolgirls will be able to return to high school. With winter school holidays coming up, women in Kabul fear that the Taliban will simply play for time and postpone any decision on the issue. In the meantime, some Afghan provinces have been able to reopen their schools, but not others. Our team on the ground reports from Kabul.