US holds first face-to-face talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

The State Department stressed that the meeting did not indicate that the United States recognized the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. “We remain clear that any legitimacy must be earned through the Taliban’s own actions,” the spokesman said. The US team will also highlight President Joe Biden’s top priority to allow US citizens and Afghan allies … Read more

Marathon bomber risks renewed death sentence in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration this week will try to convince the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by arguing that a jury was not required to examine evidence that the government itself had in a earlier phase of the case. Tsarnaev’s guilt in the deaths … Read more

A US court has allowed Texas to ban most abortions

Tens of thousands of women took to the streets in cities across the United States last weekend, claiming their reproductive rights. A U.S. federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas could resume its ban on multiple abortions, two days after another court suspended the ban. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, appealed the decision … Read more

Four people have been killed in a plane crash in the US state of Georgia

Four people have been killed in a small-engine plane crash at Atlanta’s DeCalb Peachtree Airport in the US state of Georgia on Friday, a fire department official has confirmed. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 210 crashed and caught fire. A video from a mobile phone shows a small plane crashing near the runway, … Read more

US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Judgment appeals in the App Store battle with Apple Epic Games

Apple is appealing a judge’s ruling that it should relinquish control of its App Store payment options. Apple on Friday appealed a federal judge’s decision in a legal battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games over control of the App Store. Apple has asked the San Francisco Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a 1,185-page … Read more

US says it will hold first face-to-face talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON: The United States and the Taliban will have their first face-to-face talks since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan from Saturday the state department said. The US delegation will meet with senior Taliban officials on Saturday and Sunday in the Qatari capital Doha, a foreign ministry spokesman said. The United States has maintained contact with … Read more

Man in Murkowski Threat Case Didn’t Stay on Top in Alaska City

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man described as a “normal man” who didn’t stand out in his rural Alaskan community is accused of threatening to hire a hit man to kill a U.S. senator. murder. Jay Allen Johnson was to be charged later Friday on charges related to telephone threats he made against US Senator … Read more

More than 91,000 migrants crossed the dangerous Darien Gap this year | Migration News

The majority of those who took Panama’s perilous jungle route in hopes of reaching North America are Haitians, IOM says. More than 91,300 migrants – most of them Haitians – have been affected by Panama’s dangerous Darien Gap jungle so far this year in hopes of reaching North America, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) … Read more

Fall Snow Falls Over California’s Sierra Nevadas

On October 8, snow fell in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California. The National Weather Service reported that “few inches” of snow might be possible at elevations above 8,000 feet, urging caution when traveling over mountain passes. This time-lapse video from ALERTWildfire shows snowfall at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort in Twin Bridges, California. Credit: … Read more

Dow closes near flat line on Friday after jobs miss opportunity, but wins the week

The Dow had changed little on Friday, posting a winning week as optimism about a short-term debt ceiling deal surpassed a disappointing jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 8.69 points to 34,746.25. The S&P 500 fell about 0.2% to 4,391.34. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 14,579.54. The big averages all finished … Read more

COVID vaccine for children? Strategies around the world

A medical staff administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the Covid 1 coronavirus coronavirus to a schoolboy at a vaccination center in the southern Thai province of Pattani in October 2021. Pfizer on Thursday asked U.S. health officials for emergency clearance to use its covid jab on children between the ages of five … Read more

Rainwater flows down Kentucky Street amid flash floods

On Thursday evening, Oct. 7, flash flooding overtook parts of Kentucky, stranding vehicles underwater in Clark County, local reports said. Video shared on Twitter by user @BrandiBeats shows rainwater flowing over a road she took in Winchester around 10:12 PM on Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Winchester until … Read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce County’s Vaccine Mandate In His Office ThroughThe Associated Press October 8, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his office. Sheriff Alex … Read more

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 in Afghanistan’s Shia mosque

Taliban members investigate a Shia mosque targeted in the Kunduz suicide bombing for which the Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility At least 55 people were killed in a suicide attack on worshipers at a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, the deadliest attack since US troops left the country. … Read more

The World’s Largest Companies Pay More Under Global Tax Reform – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The world’s largest companies such as Facebook and Johnson & Johnson face an additional corporate tax bill of hundreds of billions of dollars on Friday after 136 countries drawn up a detailed plan to review international corporate tax rules. The US, UK, China, India and all EU countries … Read more

Nurses and midwives nervous before NSW Independence Day

The health workforce at NSW has expressed concern that short-term staff hospitals will be in turmoil with coward cases after Independence Day. Health workers across the NSW have expressed concern ahead of the state’s reopening, highlighting serious concerns the health system will be in turmoil with cowardly cases. The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association revealed … Read more

The U.S. government’s dossier found that China may have developed the covid vaccine before the outbreak

China may have invented the Covid 191 vaccine long before the outbreak, a startling investigation into a US government insider’s claim. In January 2020, when news of a mysterious new virus began to spread in China, Miles Yu appeared to tell a story that immediately sounded the alarm. As a result, the Chinese-born Mr. Yu, … Read more

Journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

Maria Ressa of the Philippines (left) and Dmitry Muratov of Russia (right) were honored ‘for their efforts to ensure freedom of expression, a precondition for democracy and lasting peace’ Investigative journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their tireless efforts to promote freedom … Read more

Tony Abbott shows up in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has appeared in Taiwan in light of rising tensions with China as it threatens “war is real”. Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has appeared in Taiwan to “break bread” in the face of growing tensions with China as it threatens “war is real”. Abbott, who insisted he was … Read more

The California oil spill shows a ruptured pipeline as the water clears

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies examined a volcanic pipeline from Southern California on Thursday, Oct. 7, which may have been caused by a recent catastrophic oil spill. Close to beaches in Southern California, clean up fish and seabird oil waste, LA Times reports. An underwater video released by DVIDS shows a broken pipeline … Read more

The California oil spill shows a ruptured pipeline as the water clears

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies examined a volcanic pipeline from Southern California on Thursday, Oct. 7, which may have been caused by a recent catastrophic oil spill. Close to beaches in Southern California, clean up fish and seabird oil waste, LA Times reports. An underwater video released by DVIDS shows a broken pipeline … Read more

Florida Trooper and wife run off the path of the car as it crashes into a stationary SUV

A Florida Highway Patrol officer and a woman narrowly escaped serious injury on Oct. 7 when a vehicle collided with a stalled SUV they were standing next to on I-95 in Lake Worth, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol posted these images, which show the impact. The couple stood by the SUV after the trooper stopped to … Read more

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