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Afghanistan begins releasing the last Taliban prisoners as the peace deal begins ahead

The Afghan government on Thursday released 80 of the remaining 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for stalled peace talks after nearly two decades of bitter and violent conflict in the country. HOW ALBANIANS A LOT ABOUT AFGHANISTAN, IRAN CEimento LINKS TO TALIBAN AND OFFICIALS Afghan President Ashraf Ghani received progress from the Loya Jirga advisory assembly, which sanctioned the …

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Kim Jong Un declares North Korea will refuse foreign aid to fight coronavirus, help rebuild after flood damage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stated that his government will not accept foreign aid as the country faces major recovery efforts, media reported on Friday. The statement follows the move to remove a coronavirus blockade in the border town of Kaesong, with Kim saying three weeks of isolation had stabilized the pandemic situation, the Korean Central News Agency …

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‘We can only help ourselves’: women in Belarus take protests into their own hands | World news

Tthat first chain of women appeared on Wednesday: several hundred brave souls, dressed in white and with flowers on top, in a powerful calm response to the savage violence that was inflicted on thousands of Belarusians over the previous days. Yesterday afternoon, columns of women waving flowers were everywhere, marching across the wide streets of central Minsk, smiling, smiling and …

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Students from the Georgia school district in viral photos speak

After Hannah shared a photo of a crowded hallway at North Paulding High School in Georgia, the school faced national criticism. Then, after Covid-19 issues surfaced among students and staff, the school was temporarily closed. Now, parents are facing a tough decision to choose between personal or distance learning when school reopens. The BBC spoke to students and a parent …

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‘Like a war’: indiscriminate beatings and arrests as gunmen roam the streets of Minsk | World news

Twenty-three-year-old Danya * was sitting with his brother and his wife in Minsk Independence Square on Monday when black-clad men forced them into a van. The trio were dressed in white ribbons, symbols of resistance to the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been widely condemned as a fraud. The official election results, released the day before and …

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Gao finds Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli not eligible to serve in DHS lead roles

GAO has referred the matter to the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security for further review and possible action. The office also asked the inspector general to consider the consequences of actions taken by invalidly appointed officials. A DHS spokesman said the department plans to issue an official response soon. “We wholeheartedly disagree with Gao’s unfounded report,” the …

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UK removes France from its list of ‘safe’ countries

(CNN) – The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France after the country recorded a sharp rise in Covid-19 issues. From Saturday at 4 GMT, anyone arriving in the UK from France will have to be isolated for two weeks or risk being fined up to $ 1,200. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps discussed the news …

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Cases California 600K; Hawaii tourism? Stimulation in stagnation

CLOSE While talks in Washington on emergency coronavirus assistance have stalled, both sides are playing the blame game on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Republicans who did not give her “a damn thing.” (August 13) AP vendas As California approaches the 600,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the state ordered a private school closed after it welcomed students Thursday …

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Coronavirus: Students from Georgia School talk about failed haste measures

After Hannah shared a photo of a crowded hallway at North Paulding High School in Georgia, the school faced national criticism. Then, after Covid-19 issues surfaced among students and staff, the school was temporarily closed. Now, parents are facing a tough decision to choose between personal or distance learning when school reopens. The BBC spoke to students and a parent …

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