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18 Mar
Chakwera has declared 14 days of national mourning with flags flying at half-mast for the first seven days. Freddy was initially projected to exit back to the sea on Wednesday but has since waned and is no longer classed as a tropical cyclone, the United Nations' weather monitoring center in Réunion said.
3 Jan
Between left-wing leader Lula returning to power and the death of football legend Pelé, it's been a hugely significant New Year for Brazil. Marieke Riethof, a senior lecturer in Latin American Politics at the University of Liverpool, joined us for Perspective to give some insight into this new chapter.
22 Jan 2022
We look at the Irish papers focusing on the random murder of a primary school teacher which has shaken the country and prompted debate on violence against women. Also, papers react to the deadly drone attack on Abu Dhabi which was claimed by Houthi rebels. Plus, find out why armpits are the focus of new beauty trends and finally, a long-running neighbourly dispute in Italy over a noisy toilet flush finally ends!
12 Jul 2021
Anime lover and artist Jinnipha Nivasabut has painted 50 portraits of her favourite dead anime characters to explore the impact of the death of fictional characters on the audience. The oil paintings caught the eye of a curator and fellow anime lover who commissioned Jinnipha's work and launched the '2D Afterlife' exhibition. Here, anime anime fans can pay respect to their beloved heroes and villains with a twist of Thai funeral rituals where sandalwood flowers and red Fanta are used as offerings to the dead.
1 Oct 2020
The global death toll from Covid-19 has now passed one million. To mark this sombre milestone, AFP spoke to family members around the world mourning and remembering those lost to the disease -- in South Africa, Syria, Italy, and Indonesia.

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