US PresidentJoe Biden on Wednesday officially announced that American troops will return from Afghanistan on Sept. 11, saying "It is time to end the forever war." ... "We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago, that cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021," said the president ... We were attacked ... .
By Nikolaj Skydsgaard and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen. COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases, health authorities said ... .
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Driving to Taliban-controlled territory doesn't take long ...Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh district ... Baryalai, a local military commander with a ferocious reputation, points down the road, "the government forces are just there by the main market, but they can't leave their bases ... "Jihad is an act of worship ... .
Traditional burials are banned in parts of China. A Chinese man with Down's syndrome was kidnapped and killed in a bungled plot to grant another man's wish for burial rather than cremation. Before he died of cancer in 2017 a man from south-east China told his family he wanted a traditional burial, but in some regions these are banned ... .
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CAMEROON, Cameroon - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege warned Wednesday that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic” and without sanctions and justice for the victims these horrific acts won’t stop. The Congolese doctor told the U.N ... He lamented that sexual violence and impunity continue ... .
(credit. ElenaLacey). Over the last few years, researchers have found a shocking number of vulnerabilities in seemingly basic code that underpins how devices communicate with the Internet ... They all would allow an attacker to either crash a device and take it offline or gain control of it remotely ... .