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18h ago

Taliban continue to advance on major cities in Afghanistan

"Kandahar airport was targeted by us because the enemy were using it as a center to conduct air strikes against us," a Taliban spokesperson said.
An Afghan National Army commando stands guard along the road in Enjil district of Herat province on Aug. 1, 2021, as skirmishes between Afghan National Army and Taliban continue.
An Afghan National Army commando stands guard along the road in Enjil district of Herat province on Aug. 1, 2021, as skirmishes between Afghan National Army and Taliban continue.
18h ago

Canadian pop star Kris Wu detained over rape allegation by police in China

Wu was being investigated over accusations made online of "tricking young girls into having sex with him," police said in a statement.
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Image: FILES-US-CHINA-ENTERTAINMENT-CELEBRITY-MEDIA-GENDER
2d ago

Tokyo's daily Covid cases hit record high during Olympics

Despite the mounting concern, large crowds were seen at various Games-related sites.
Image: Covid cases Tokyo
Image: Covid cases Tokyo
2d ago

Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker that killed two

There was no immediate official reaction from Iran to the accusation that it may have been responsible.
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Image: BELGIUM-EU-DIPLOMACY
2d ago

U.S. announces Cuba sanctions as Biden meets with Cuban American leaders

Biden said that the Cuban government’s crackdown on protesters amounted to a “brazen violation of the rights of the Cuban people."
Image: A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021.
Image: A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021.

Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 

Hundreds of Afghans who applied for a special immigrant visa to come to the United States have been bused to an army base in Virginia where they will be staying for a week. These Afghans risked their lives to help the United States and now fear retribution from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. NBC News' Courtney Kube reports.
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 
3d ago

Wife of slain Haitian president: 'When they left, they thought I was dead'

In a New York Times interview, Martine Moïse recalled the terrifying moments that ended in her husband's assassination.
Martine Moise grieves during the funeral for her husband, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
Martine Moise grieves during the funeral for her husband, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

China on 'high alert' as delta outbreak spreads to 5 provinces

The spike raises questions over the country's zero-tolerance approach to the virus — and whether it can contain the delta variant.
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Image: CHINA-HEALTH-VIRUS
3d ago

Two crew killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

Tensions have risen in the Gulf region since the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran in 2018 after Trump withdrew Washington from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal.
Image:  oil tanker Mercer Street
Image:  oil tanker Mercer Street
3d ago

In Guatemala thousands protest, demand president’s resignation

Protesters lit fires and blocked roads to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, after the firing of a well-known anti-corruption prosecutor.
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Image: GUATEMALA-POLITICS-INDIGENOUS-ROADBLOCK

Bolivia’s Indigenous raise concern over ‘missing’ vaccines

“We are going to carry out an investigation into this because it cannot be that the Indigenous peoples are once again exposed to risk,” said Indigenous leader and legislator Toribia Lero.
Image: Bolivia's indigenous raise concern over vaccines shortfall, in Uru Chipaya
Image: Bolivia's indigenous raise concern over vaccines shortfall, in Uru Chipaya