The UK Cabinet Office will tell central government departments to remove all surveillance equipment made by Chinese companies from sensitive sites; and the venture capital giant Sequoia Capital is splitting its China business into a separate entity amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. Plus, the destruction of a dam on the front lines of the war in Ukraine has flooded entire towns and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate.

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