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President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has left Afghanistan for Tajikistan as the Taliban closes in on Kabul, according to several media reports. Ghani’s departure comes amid negotiations for a peaceful transfer of power after Taliban fighters encircled Kabul. The president’s office told the Reuters news agency it “cannot say anything about…

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Taliban takeover: Fighters surround Kabul ‘from all sides’

Taliban takeover: Fighters surround Kabul ‘from all sides’ The Taliban readied its forces on outskirts of the Afghan capital from all sides on Sunday as panicked civilians prepared for the armed group’s takeover of Kabul nearly 20 years after relinquishing power in an American-led assault. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said fighters were remaining on the…

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Tsunami alert issued as powerful earthquake strikes western Haiti

Tsunami alert issued as powerful earthquake strikes western Haiti A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck western Haiti, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami alert and damaging buildings in the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation. The epicentre of the quake on Saturday was about 160km (100 miles) by road from central Port-au-Prince, the densely populated…

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Stranded Ever Given back afloat in Suez Canal: Reports

Stranded Ever Given back afloat in Suez Canal: Reports The Ever Given has been “successfully refloated” on the Suez Canal, according to Inchcape Shipping Services, a week after it ran aground in high winds blocking one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. “She is being secured at the moment. More information about next steps will…