August 31 Afghanistan-Taliban news

The last US military planes left Afghanistan with troops and the remaining core diplomatic staff, the Pentagon said. Follow here for the latest news.
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Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine

It comes less than a week after the country suspended more than a million doses due to contamination.
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Tonga royals deny Australia horse trainer murder link

It has addressed tabloid allegations that the late king was involved in covering up a 1980s killing.
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Opinion: Biden's imperfect but powerful message

Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, once described the White House as the world's greatest home court advantage. And President Joe Biden sought to use that home court Tuesday afternoon not to lay out the pros and cons of his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as Barack Obama might have done, but to declare with vehement certitude and conviction as Ronald Reagan might that withdrawal was not just the best option but the only one consistent with the interests...
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McCarthy Warns Phone, Tech Giants That GOP Won’t ‘Forget’ If They Turn Over Jan. 6 Records

The House select committee asked 35 firms to preserve the phone records of an unknown group of people this week.
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Friend shares conservative vaccine denier's last words to her

There is a growing list of conservatives who have used their platforms to discourage people from getting a Covid-19 vaccine... but they did not live long enough to tell them how much they regret it. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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Explained: How to read Q1 GDP data

The data showed that in Q1 of 2021-22, India’s GDP grew by 20.1% while the GVA grew by 18.8%. These are year-on-year comparisons; in other words, the total output of the Indian economy in the first three months of the current financial year was 20.1% more than the total output created by the economy in the same months last year. The total output, as measured by GVA, grew by 18.1% YoY. It is important to remember that GDP and GVA had contracted by 24.4% and 22.4%, respectively, in Q1 of the last...
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White House thanks interpreter in hiding who helped rescue Biden in 2008 and commits to evacuating Afghan partners

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday praised the Afghan interpreter in hiding who helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden during a 2008 rescue mission as she reaffirmed the US' commitment to helping Afghan allies.
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Australia politics live news update: Dan Andrews to ease Victoria lockdown restrictions; NSW records 1,116 Covid cases, four deaths; ACT 23 cases

Victoria announces lockdown changes for 23 September, after reporting 120 new cases and confirming two deaths; NSW records 1,164 cases and four deaths, with state to open to international Australians at 80% vaccination; June quarter economic growth revealed. Follow the latest updates liveRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders. Hotspots: NSW; Vic; QldRevealed: what Morrison told John Frewen when he gave him vaccine roleHealth authorities warn against mixing Covid vaccine typesAustralia’s reopening:...
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‘Daily Show’ Trolls Right-Wingers With A Special New Horse Remedy Just For Them

Tired of deworming meds? Try this instead!
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Search and rescue mission underway after US Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast

Search and rescue efforts are underway after a US Navy helicopter crashed off the San Diego coast Tuesday, officials said.
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VPNs in India Should Be Blocked Permanently Due to Increase in Cybercrimes, Parliamentary Panel Again Urges Government

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has once again urged the government to block virtual private networks in India. As per the report that was first brought into notice by MediaNama, the committee recommended the Home Ministry to work with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to identify and permanently block VPNs with the help of Internet service providers in the country. The recommendations by the parliamentary committee come months after the Department of T...
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Some 30% of global tree species at risk of extinction, report says

Almost a third of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction, while hundreds are on the brink of being wiped out, according to a landmark report published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) on Wednesday.
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Hear what GOP lawmaker said about Afghan refugees

CNN's Don Lemon highlights the hypocrisy of GOP lawmaker's criticism of Biden's handling of Afghanistan despite their support for Trump's dealings with the Taliban.
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Hurricane Ida: New Orleans under curfew amid blackout

Millions of homes remain without power across New Orleans and the wider region following Hurricane Ida.
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Fact check: Republicans spread false claim about Taliban executing man from helicopter

Numerous Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, promoted a false claim on Monday and Tuesday that the Taliban had just executed a man by hanging him from a helicopter.
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'I'm just tired and stressed right now': Caldor Fire scorches homes as it closes in on Lake Tahoe; blaze moving 200 feet per minute in areas

Bearing down on scenic Lake Tahoe, the Caldor Fire grew closer to the iconic tourist destination Tuesday, prompting new evacuations into Nevada.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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McCarthy warns telecom and social media companies that comply with January 6 committee records requests

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday issued a veiled threat to companies that cooperate with the House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol, warning that "a Republican majority will not forget."
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Taiwan Plus Launched as English-Language Streaming Platform

Taiwan has launched a government-backed English-language streaming platform that is intended to carry a mixture of news, international affairs and local stories. Taiwan Plus went live on Tuesday after a Monday launch event. The project was commissioned by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture. Its content can be played on the Taiwan Plus app or viewed on […]
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New Zealand Covid update: 75 cases recorded after two days of falls

Auckland remains the centre of the outbreak with all but one of the new infections found in the cityNew Zealand has recorded 75 new cases of Covid-19, a bounce upward after two days of seeing cases decline.The director general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, said on Tuesday the increase was “not unexpected” and noted that during New Zealand’s previous outbreak, case numbers did move up and down somewhat day-to-day, while still tracking down overall. Continue reading...
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Biden's imperfect but powerful message

Aaron David Miller writes that President Biden's remarks Tuesday afternoon shown a forceful and emotional leader doubling down on his decision to end the 20-year-old war in Afghanistan.
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'AGT': Simon Cowell calls self-taught aerialist who learned from YouTube 'the one to beat'

The first group of semifinalists hit the stage Tuesday at "America's Got Talent" – all vying for the chance to win. Here's a look at the frontrunners:       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lake Tahoe Community College Soccer Teams Evacuate, Plan To Continue Tournament Season

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Australia: QLD COVID-19 business support grant: Sole traders - Moore Australia

The Queensland and Federal governments have announced an upcoming one-off support grant for non-employing sole traders.
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Australia politics live news: NSW records 1,116 Covid cases, four deaths; Victoria to give lockdown update after 120 cases; 23 new cases in ACT

NSW could ‘get back to life’ earlier than anticipated, premier says, as state records 1,164 cases and four deaths; Daniel Andrews due to unveil ‘modest’ lockdown changes after two women died from Covid, with 120 new cases confirmed; June quarter economic growth revealed. Follow the latest updates liveRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders. Hotspots: NSW; Vic; QldRevealed: what Morrison told John Frewen when he gave him vaccine roleHealth authorities warn against mixing Covid vaccine typesAustralia...
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India Covid: Economy sees record growth during deadly wave

The country suffered a devastating Covid spike in April and May but looser pandemic curbs still drove growth.
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Australia: Judge determines law to be illogical, unreasonable and inconsistent in dust disease claim by stonemason - Hall Payne Lawyers

The express wording of the Act did not allow a claimant with secondary injuries to expedite a resolution of their claim.
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Prosus-owned PayU acquires BillDesk for $4.7 Bn

Payu, owned by Prosus, has acquired BillDesk for $4.7 billion, in what is easily one of the biggest deals in India’s fintech space. The proposed deal is subject to approval from India’s competition watchdog and builds on previous acquisitions by PayU in India, including CitrusPay, Paysense and Wibmo. What makes this deal even more significant is that the over 20 year old BillDesk is one of the oldest payment gateways in India and powers close to 60% of the country’s online bill payments. [Via]...
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NSW Covid-19 update: 1,116 new cases as premier says she 'can't recall' worst case modelling – video

NSW has recorded 1,116 new cases of locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 and four deaths. When asked why the government would not release the modelling they were relying on to make decisions, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian said there were numerous models that changed daily. Pushed on why she couldn't release the worst case scenario modelling, she said: 'I’ve seen various versions of modelling and I can’t recall all the numbers but I can tell you this much - that we know that the rate of hospitalis...
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KISS postpones shows after band members test positive for Covid-19

KISS is postponing four tour dates after Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the band.
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