Monday, Oct 18, 2021
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Abdul Qahar Balkhi: Is the Taliban 2.0 any different? | Talk to Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera, 09 Oct 2021
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August sent shockwaves around the world.
The group is, once again, in power, determined to implement its vision for the country and cement ties with the rest of the world.
This week, the spokesman for the Taliban’s ministry of foreign affairs discusses the group’s plans for how it will reach out to women, minorities and its opponents.
Is the Taliban open to reform and will the group abandon its strict interpretation of Islamic law? Abdul Qahar Balkhi talks to Al Jazeera.
Coalition ‘kills 160’ Yemen rebels as Marib battle intensifies
Al Jazeera, 18 Oct 2021
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition says it has killed at least 160 Houthi fighters in Marib province.
Supply Chain Disruptions, Labor Unrest Take A Toll On Biden Approval Numbers
NBC, 18 Oct 2021
The president is pitching his social spending plans as a solution, but Republicans, seeing an opening, are stepping up criticism.
Marine turtles in rehab at Ecuador beachside hospital
Reuters, 18 Oct 2021
Marine turtles hurt by ocean trash undergo rehab in an animal hospital in southern Ecuador, recovering enough to return to the wild or at least educate the world about their pli...
Bill Clinton released from California hospital
AP, 17 Oct 2021
Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection, and will head home to New York to continue his recovery.
Former President Clinton released from CA hospital
FOX, 17 Oct 2021
Fox News senior San Francisco correspondent Claudia Cowan gives the latest update on former President Bill Clinton's health after being discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center.
Germany's CDU set for shakeup after thumping in general election
DW, 17 Oct 2021
After September's general election, the German center-right CDU party was left reeling, losing its voters to the SPD and kingmaker parties, the FDP and the Greens.
The mystery of how long Covid damages our memory
BBC, 17 Oct 2021
“Overnight, my independence was taken away” In the last 16 months since Chrissy Gibson was diagnosed with Covid-19, she has had to re-learn many aspects of her life.
Paris mayor marks 60 years since Paris Algeria protest massacre
AFP, 17 Oct 2021
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and Algerian Consul General in Paris Said Moussi take part in commemorations of the 1961 massacre of Algerian protesters at a rally in Paris to protest ...
La Palma volcano: drone captures stunning visuals of lava as volcanic dust disrupts air travel
CA, 17 Oct 2021
Drone footage released by Spain’s Geological and Mining Institute on Sunday showed red-hot lava streams flowing from La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Triumph of good over evil | Hindus celebrate Dussehra festival
RT, 17 Oct 2021
Hundreds gathered in India's Daranagar for celebrations of the Dussehra festival, which marks the triumph of good over evil, after Rama defeated Lanka king Ravana, depicted as a...
Taiwan building fire draws public attention to safety hazards in old buildings
CGTN, 17 Oct 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video White smoke billowing out of a 13-storey tower block in the city of Kaohsiung that caught fire on Thursday has raised concerns among the peo...
Priti Patel says there is a need to close security gaps for MPs
Guardian, 17 Oct 2021
The home secretary, Priti Patel, has said she is considering offering police protection for MPs at their constituency surgeries, as a review takes place to ‘close the gaps’ in s...
Gordon Brown: Democratic values must be upheld
Sky, 17 Oct 2021
Gordon Brown says the UK must now 'stand up for what we believe' and uphold our democratic values in response to the terror attack on Sir David Amess.
Lebanon marks two years since the start of its popular uprising • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 17 Oct 2021
Lebanon on Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of its popular
China trains pandas to be reintroduced into the wild as species recovers from endangered status
SCMP, 17 Oct 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube China has declared that the giant panda is no longer on its list of endangered species.
Precios de algunas hortalizas podrían aumentar durante noviembre y diciembre
Telemetro, 17 Oct 2021
Algunos productores advierten que durante los meses de noviembre y diciembre se podría observar un aumento en los precios de algunas hortalizas, debido a los elevados costos de ...
See Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's reaction to Kyrie Irving's vaccine refusal
CNN, 17 Oct 2021
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses Kyrie Irving's refusals to get vaccinated for Covid-19 and his subsequent suspension from the Brooklyn Nets.
Bitcoin: BoE Deputy Gov wants to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations
Global Report, 17 Oct 2021
The Bank of England call to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations which infringe on people’s freedom, independence and benefits they get from their own money.
Tributes paid to 'true gent' Tory MP Sir David Amess after death following Leigh stabbing
ITV, 17 Oct 2021
Tributes have poured in for "true gent" Conservative MP Sir David Amess who has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Leigh.
Request for Apalachicola fugitive slave marker sparks controversy
WMBB, 17 Oct 2021
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