South Korean tattoo artist, Yeon, helps women cover up scars from self-harm with images of flowers. Since last year, she has tattooed around 60 women with her signature flowers. One of them is 27-year-old Seunghi.

What’s changed is not the evidence – of which there is none so far to prove either scenario – but the politics. The lab-leak theory, born into an environment poisoned by disinformation, was undermined not so much by China’s denials, but by the fact it was being pumped by former US President Donald Trump.

She tells me that Sapega, who was born in Russia, is not an activist and didn’t even join last year’s protests after the disputed presidential elections. She left for Vilnius in Lithuania in August. She believes her daughter was arrested solely because of her link to Roman Protasevich, who she began dating about six months…

Roman Protasevich, the journalist arrested off the diverted Ryan Air flight, is described a personal enemy of President Lukashenko. How did he become such a target for Belarus’ regime? The 26-year-old was the news editor of the enormously successful opposition news channel Nexta during the height of last summer’s mass protests in Belarus. The Telegram…

And so, for the second time in less than a year, Mr Jonathan finds himself in the Malian capital, trying to convince the men in military fatigues that power must be restored to civilians – and trying to get them to understand why West African governments, and the international community, will not be prepared to…

Cuba denounced the practice of enticing its best talent to abandon the island with lucrative contracts as “people trafficking” and criticised the US government for not facilitating a system to, as it put it, “normalise” the inclusion of its players in the MLB without them having to resort to defection.

Last summer, hundreds of Chinese immigrants flocked to Shiprock, New Mexico, for what they thought were well-paying jobs on legal hemp farms – but they soon they found themselves caught up in an illegal marijuana operation in the heart of the Navajo Nation.