My husband and son fought in Afghanistan – it changed all of us

Ellyn’s husband and son both fought in Afghanistan. One returned home with pride, the other haunted by his experience. But the war changed all of their lives.Over two decades, more than 800,000 Americans were deployed to Afghanistan, often for long and multiple tours. Millions more – the friends and relatives of those who served – […]

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Volcano on Canary Island La Palma erupts, spewing ash and lava into national park

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, has erupted, spewing fountains of lava and ash.It sits in the Cumbre Vieja national park, and had been stable since 1971. The island had been on alert for a possible eruption for the past week – with nearby residents being advised to […]

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Russia election: Opposition complaints on final day of voting

Political opponents complain of being silenced amid reports of fraud in the parliamentary vote.

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Photos Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions with its first missile tests in six months amid […]

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Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row

That’s why President Macron last night ordered the recall for consultations of the two ambassadors: to show that from France’s perspective this is a very big deal indeed, and that it raises questions over the essence of its relationship with America, Australia and, indeed, the UK – though it’s noticeable that France is not recalling […]

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Stealthy Israeli Aid Group Rescues 41 Afghan Women from Taliban After Hiding in Safe House for Days

Rescue efforts continue in Kabul, Afghanistan where 41 more women were recently evacuated from the country. The UK’s Telegraph reported Thursday that those flown out of the country last week included a singer, 19 members of a cycling team, three robotics team members, female rights activists, and a number of relatives. Yotam Polizer, CEO of […]

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Thousands of migrants gather at US-Mexico border crossing

The US government is set to fly back to Haiti thousands of migrants who have gathered under a US-Mexico border bridge.At least 10,000 people are camped under the bridge connecting Del Rio in Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña.Read more: US ‘set to fly back’ Haitian migrant arrivals

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UK Christian Watchdog Warns Welsh Pastors Could Be Prosecuted Under ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

A Christian watchdog group is warning the Welsh government has admitted that pastors are at risk of prosecution over its proposed law to ban so-called “conversion therapy” in Wales.  According to Christian Concern, a draft of the government’s LGBTQ+Action Plan which was published in July will ban “all aspects” of sexual orientation change therapy, or […]

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Afghanistan: Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen

“Everything looks very dark,” a schoolgirl tells the BBC as schools reopen for boys but not girls.

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Pele: Brazil football legend ‘recovering well’ says daughter

Pele is the only player to win the World Cup three timesBrazilian football legend Pele is “recovering well” after being briefly readmitted to intensive care following a recent operation, his daughter says.The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on Wednesday.Sao Paulo’s Albert […]

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