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The G7 group of nations has agreed a “roadmap” for future engagement with the Taliban and will insist on the “safe passage” of people who want to leave Afghanistan beyond 31 August, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister was speaking after a virtual G7 summit about the evacuation of people from Afghanistan. Mr Johnson
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A grieving father has said he feels like he “failed” his family after his twin babies died in the devastating flooding in Tennessee. At least 22 people were killed and dozens are still missing after record-breaking rainfall and floodwater caused severe damage to homes, buildings, roads and power cables as it rushed through the southeastern
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Nearly 43,000 Californians are under evacuation orders as a dozen large wildfires continue to rage across the state. The wildfires have already destroyed hundreds of homes and more than 500 households are in shelters, Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Office of Emergency Services, said. Governor Gavin Newsom has requested a presidential major disaster declaration
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Twin babies were among at least 22 people killed as record-breaking rainfall caused devastating flooding in Tennessee. Dozens of people are still missing after floodwater caused severe damage to homes, buildings, roads and power cables as it rushed through the southeastern part of the US state on Saturday. The two seven-month-old babies were said to
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Joe Biden has defended the US military pullout in Afghanistan, saying that the mass evacuation of refugees would have been “hard and painful no matter when we started”. The US president said “my heart aches” for the thousands who are stranded outside Kabul airport in desperate scenes, but added that it was “just a fact”
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President Joe Biden has told US citizens stuck in Afghanistan and allies who worked alongside American forces “we will get you home”, but admitted he cannot promise what the “final outcome” of the troop withdrawal will be. In a news conference at the White House, he admitted images of people desperately trying to flee the
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US Capitol Police are responding to reports of a possible explosive device in a truck near the Library of Congress, law enforcement officials have said. People in and around the Cannon House Office Building have been evacuated after concerns over the suspicious vehicle, which is located near the Capitol and Supreme Court. Police said investigators
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A former US soldier fears his Afghan interpreter will be executed by the Taliban before he is able to be evacuated from Kabul under the Special Immigrant Visa programme.  James Garafalo served in Afghanistan alongside his interpreter, nicknamed Rambo, in 2017 and 2018. “He slept with us, climbed with us, ate with us and fought
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