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1. Taliban conduct first public execution since return to power
- The Taliban have carried out what is thought to be their first public execution since the group's return to power in Afghanistan last year.
- A man named Tajmir was killed at a crowded sports stadium in southwestern Farah province after he confessed to murder.
- Dozens of the group's leaders, including most top ministers in their government, attended the hanging.
Creds: BBC

2. San Francisco makes U-turn on 'killer robots' plan
- San Francisco has reversed its decision to authorise police to use robots equipped with lethal weapons.
- The proposal would have allowed police to access robots that can kill.
- After voting unanimously to pause the proposal on Tuesday, the board sent the issue to committee for further review.
Creds: BBC

3. Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup
- 25 people have been arrested in raids across Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government.
- The group of far-right and ex-military figures are said to have prepared for a "Day X" to storm the Reichstag parliament building and seize power.
- The plotters are said to include members of the extremist Reichsburger movement, which has long been in the sights of German police over violent attacks and racist conspiracy theories. They also refuse to recognise the modern German state.
Creds: BBC

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