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Curfew in Afghanistan as Taliban advances

Curfew in Afghanistan as Taliban advances


The Afghan government imposed a curfew across almost all of the country on Saturday in an attempt to stop the Taliban from invading cities. Aside from the capital Kabul and two other provinces, no movement will be allowed between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m...

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Miami building collapse: Search ends, one person unaccounted for

Miami building collapse: Search ends, one person unaccounted for


Florida - Firefighters say their search for bodies in the rubble of the collapsed Florida apartment block has finally ended, but one victim remains unaccounted for. At least 97 people were killed when the 12-storey Champlain Towers South fell in t...

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Protests break out at Moise’s funeral

Protests break out at Moise’s funeral


Cap-Haitien - The funeral of assassinated Haitian president Jovenel Moise on Friday was disrupted by what appeared to be shots nearby and riot gas used on protesters, prompting a United States delegation and other dignitaries to duck into vehicles fo...

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Italy introducing indoor vaccine pass

Italy introducing indoor vaccine pass


Italy is introducing a mandatory Covid vaccination certificate from August 6, the latest country in Europe to announce such a scheme. The move will allow those aged 12 and over who have received at least one jab to access a range of venues, includ...

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China rejects WHO proposal

China rejects WHO proposal


Beijing – China has rejected the next stage of a World Health Organisation (WHO) plan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The WHO wants to audit laboratories in the area the virus was first identified. But Zeng Yi...

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More than 200 in USA being traced for monkeypox exposure

More than 200 in USA being traced for monkeypox exposure


More than 200 people in 27 US states are being tracked for possible rare monkeypox infections, health officials say. They fear people may have come in to contact with a Texas man who brought the disease in from Nigeria earlier this month. The m...

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Judge upholds Indiana University vaccine requirement

Judge upholds Indiana University vaccine requirement


Washington – A federal judge has refused to block a university's requirement that students be vaccinated, in what is believed to be the first such ruling in the United States. Indiana University's policy says that students, faculty and staff must ...

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Subway passengers in China stuck during flooding

Subway passengers in China stuck during flooding


Beijing – An operation is under way to rescue passengers submerged in waist-deep floodwaters on a subway train in China. The passengers were travelling in Zhengzhou, in central Henan province on Tuesday, when they became stranded amid the rising w...

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Bezos and crew enjoy trip to space

Bezos and crew enjoy trip to space


Washington - Billionaire Jeff Bezos blasted into space on Tuesday, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old ...

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Singapore schoolboy charged with murder

Singapore schoolboy charged with murder


A 16-year-old schoolboy in Singapore was charged with murdering a fellow student, in a case that shocked the country. Police officers called into a high school on Monday found the body of a 13-year-old boy in a bathroom. An axe was seized as evide...