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The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

By The Associated Press BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine at UMass Memorial Health, told the Boston Globe. Periodic, localized blood shortages are not uncommon, but this shortage is “unprecedented in its scope,” said Dr. Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the Americ...
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The Joe Biden I knew and now disagree with

Years ago many doubted the dreams of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. when he said when asked that his primary goal in life was to be the president of the United States of America. I didn’t…. And then Beau Biden, (real name Joseph R. Biden, III, also another Syracuse University College of Law grad) said “Promise Me Dad” to his father before he passed away in 2017. Then the book with that title came out shortly thereafter  and old cynical libertarian anarcho-capitalist Dick Boddie read it and had some positi...
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White House Says Biden to Meet With Afghanistan's Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of...
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AP Interview: Former President Says US Failed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s former president says the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both.
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Veteran: Afghanistan's toxic burn pits left me staring down the barrel of a death sentence

The cancers and health impacts veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face because of our military's burn pits are my generation's Agent Orange.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Taliban Say Committed to Afghan Peace Talks, Want 'Genuine Islamic System'

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Sunday they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan that...
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The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, waving flags reading “Get out Bolsonaro.” Other marchers hoisted posters reading: “500 thousand deaths. It’s his fault.” Similar marches took place in at least...
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The Latest: Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death toll is second only to that of the U.S., where the number of lives lost has topped 600,000. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000. ...
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Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military

It is not just U.S. troops who are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Thousands of private contractors — who help keep the Afghan Air Force...
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Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at English football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Long queues develop at football grounds including West Ham’s London Stadium as UK government urges everyone over 18 to get vaccinatedThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 5.31pm ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, India, Society, World news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Brazil, Astrazeneca, West Ham, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Malawi, African Union, Milkha Singh


Biden struggles to detail post-withdrawal Afghanistan plans

The Biden administration is struggling to articulate how it will keep Afghanistan from falling to the Taliban after American forces...
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Afghanistan Running Out of Oxygen as COVID Surge Worsens

Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen.
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Judges rules against CDC cruise rules; Joe Biden touts 300M US vaccine shots in 150 days: Latest COVID-19 updates

Michigan is lifting indoor restrictions and mask requirements. The US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Michigan to lift restrictions next week; Joe Biden touts 300M US vaccine shots in 150 days: Latest COVID-19 updates

Michigan is lifting indoor restrictions and mask requirements. The US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Qatar Foreign Minister: No Tangible Progress on Afghanistan Yet

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has not yet made tangible progress with Afghan peace talks being held in its capital Doha, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed...
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Germany to Take in More of Its Afghan Staff as NATO Mission Winds Down

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it was ready to take in more local staff who have been working for its military in Afghanistan as NATO's...
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‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees

In One Thousand Dreams, award-winning photographer Robin Hammond hands the camera to refugees. Often reduced by the media’s toxic or well-meaning narratives, the portraits and interviews capture a different and more complex tale‘Never stop dreaming’: refugees get behind the camera – in picturesRobin Hammond has spent two decades crisscrossing the developing world and telling other people’s stories. From photographing the Rohingya forced out of Myanmar and rape survivors in the Democratic Republi...
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Michigan to lift restrictions next week; US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge: Latest COVID-19 updates

Michigan is lifting indoor restrictions and mask requirements. The US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Michigan to lift restrictions next week; US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge: Live COVID-19 updates

Michigan to lift indoor restrictions and mask requirements, US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Live COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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COVID-19 surge in Afghanistan hits US embassy, prompting lockdown, onsite wards

COVID infection rates have surged in Afghanistan by 2,400% over the past month, according to the International Federation of Red Cross.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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U.S. Requires Embassy Staff in Afghanistan to Telework Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Staff in the U.S. embassy in Kabul are being required to telework, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday,...
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U.S. Says Biden, Erdogan Agreed on Afghanistan but S-400 Issue Is Unresolved

By Humeyra PamukWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a meeting this week that Turkey would...
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Austin: Al-Qaida Could Regroup in Afghanistan in 2 Years

Top Pentagon leaders there is a “medium” chance that extremist groups will present a threat to the U.S. homeland within two years of the American military departure.
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Militant Groups Could Pose Threat to U.S. in Two Years From Afghanistan -Pentagon Leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Top U.S. military leaders said on Thursday that international militant groups like al Qaeda could pose a threat from...
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Covid-19 outbreak hits US Embassy in Afghanistan

More than 100 people at the US Embassy in Kabul have Covid-19, one person has died, and several have been medically evacuated as a wave of the deadly pandemic hits Afghanistan and the US military withdrawal from the country continues.
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US Locks Down Embassy in Afghanistan Amid COVID-19 Surge

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is locking down because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees.
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COVID-19 Out of Control in Afghanistan as Cases up 2,400% in a Month

KABUL (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic is spiralling out of control in Afghanistan, with cases rising 2,400% in the past month, hospitals filling...
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For Afghan women, the US rhetoric of liberation has fallen short

Lina AbiRafeh lived in Afghanistan for four years after the US invaded the country in 2001. Noting that the US has spent over $780 million to promote women's rights in Afghanistan in these last two decades, she says these rights hang in the balance as President Joe Biden prepares to withdraw US troops by September.
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Time Running Out for Afghan Peace Process, More Efforts Needed: EU Envoy

By Charlotte Greenfield and Gibran Naiyyar PeshimamISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The European Union's envoy for Afghanistan said on Wednesday time was...
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An F-35 pilot explains why Elon Musk is wrong about the end of the fighter-pilot era

An F-35 student pilot climbs into an F-35 at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, July 7, 2017. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) Autonomous drone warfare "is where the future will be," Elon Musk said last year. Drones will play an important role on the battlefield, but it'll be a very long time before they cand do what human pilots can do. Hasard Lee is a fighter pilot currently flying the F-35 Panther, the US's newest 5th-generation stealth fighter. See more stories on In...
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