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4 days ago
Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many social media posts have been misleading. Reports assert that Mali is negotiating with the Russian private military company Wagner. One photo on Facebook from November 10 claims that a Wagner military instructor is training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
28 Nov
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
16 Nov
Western allies have voiced increasing alarm over recent Russian troop movements near the country's border with Ukraine. Kiev said there are nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers in the region.
30 Sep
Police said they can confirm that all three suspects were military intelligence operatives, in the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal. The latest suspect is being charged with attempted murder, among others.
25 Sep
Shocked and grieving Russians gather outside a university in the city of Perm after a student went on a campus shooting spree, killing six people and wounding dozens more. With a heavy police presence around Perm State University a day after the killings, they lay red carnations and light candles at makeshift memorials.
22 Sep
Since Russia's parliamentary elections earlier this week, dozens of videos have been circulating online claiming to show incidents of voter fraud. Our journalists contacted a man appearing in one video – he says he was prevented from participating in vote counting. However, BBC's Russian language service claims that through facial recognition technology, they have ascertained that actors participated in a video shown by the Electoral Commission. That video was supposed to show how fake scenes of voter fraud were being manufactured.
6 Sep
Russian investigators have arrested a 39-year-old male suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman. The two reportedly met via a dating platform.
15 Aug
Moscow does not financially support any other country as generously as it does Belarus. DW spoke with economic experts to learn about this lopsided relationship, and the strain it places on the Russian budget.
11 Aug
The UK national is accused of spying for the Russians since November 2020 in return for undisclosed amounts of cash. It follows a joint German and British police investigation.
31 Jul
In the Russian prison system, letters are oftentimes the only effective means to communicate with prisoners, and activists see writing to the convicts as their own personal act of protest.
27 Jul
The Russian president's warning comes amid tensions between London and Moscow after a British warship entered waters close to Crimea.
26 Jul
Authorities have removed websites belonging to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and dozens of his allies. The move comes during the run-up to parliamentary elections in September.

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