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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a country that's suffering from a scorching heatwave and its worst drought in over a century. The answer is Russia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks finds out more from Oleg Baldyrev with the BBC Russian Service in Moscow.

Politics

Talking to the Taliban

The BBC's Daud Qarizadah reports from northern Afghanistan that people there are divided on the wisdom of starting negotiations with the Taliban. Many there fear a return to the days when the Taliban dictated how people should live.