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"Operation Ended, All Attackers Killed": Afghanistan After Kabul Blasts

"Operation Ended, All Attackers Killed": Afghanistan After Kabul Blasts

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 04, 2021, Kabul

Afghanistan's interior ministry said Tuesday a coordinated assault targeting the defence minister and several lawmakers in the capital had been repelled and all the attackers killed.

Boeing Delays Key Test Flight To Space Due to Glitch

Boeing Delays Key Test Flight To Space Due to Glitch

Reuters | Wednesday August 04, 2021

Boeing Co. on Tuesday scrubbed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule to the International Space Station due to an unexpected system glitch, in the latest setback following the vehicle's botched 2019 debut.

Attacks In Afghanistan Capital Bear "Hallmark" Of Taliban: US

Attacks In Afghanistan Capital Bear "Hallmark" Of Taliban: US

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 04, 2021, Washington

The United States condemned blasts that shook Kabul on Tuesday, suggesting it was likely they were carried out by Taliban insurgents.

A Year After Taboo On Thai King Broken, 103 Face Jail For Royal Insult

A Year After Taboo On Thai King Broken, 103 Face Jail For Royal Insult

Reuters | Wednesday August 04, 2021, Bangkok

In Thailand, any criticism of the monarch - whom some have viewed as semi-divine - is taboo as well as illegal.

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Wants Young Workers To Return To Working From Offices

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Wants Young Workers To Return To Working From Offices

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 04, 2021, London, United Kingdom

Rishi Sunak said he doubts he would have done as well in his professional life if he had started out virtually with currently popular tech platforms such as Zoom.

Second Loud Blast Followed By Gunfire Rocks Afghanistan Capital: Report

Second Loud Blast Followed By Gunfire Rocks Afghanistan Capital: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 04, 2021, Kabul, Afghanistan

The Blast took place in central Kabul, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses several foreign embassies, including the United States mission.

Pentagon Reopens After Lockdown For Short Time Due To Shooting

Pentagon Reopens After Lockdown For Short Time Due To Shooting

Asian News International | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Washington

Metro Bus platform, where the incident took place, is a major entrance to the Pentagon used by thousands of personnel.

Potential "Hijack" Of Ship Off UAE Coast: UK Agency

Potential "Hijack" Of Ship Off UAE Coast: UK Agency

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 03, 2021, London, United Kingdom

The UK agency, which categorises it as an asphalt and bitumen tanker, said it was travelling to Sohar, a port on Oman's northern coast.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo "Sexually Harassed Multiple Women": Attorney General

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo "Sexually Harassed Multiple Women": Attorney General

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 03, 2021, New York, United States

Attorney General Letitia James's probe also found that Andrew Cuomo and his senior team took retaliatory action against at least one former employee for coming forward with her story.

New York First In US To Mandate Covid Vaccines For Restaurants, Gyms

New York First In US To Mandate Covid Vaccines For Restaurants, Gyms

Reuters | Tuesday August 03, 2021

The administration is creating the "Key to NYC Pass" to provide proof of vaccination to workers and patrons at fitness centers, restaurants and entertainment venues

Pentagon On Lockdown After Reports Of Shooting At Nearby Subway Station

Pentagon On Lockdown After Reports Of Shooting At Nearby Subway Station

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Washington, United States

A shooting incident was reported at a subway station just outside the secure US military headquarters.

German Arrested For Killing Dog With Hammer In Croatia: Police

German Arrested For Killing Dog With Hammer In Croatia: Police

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Zagreb, Croatia

The German tourist was under the influence of alcohol and also possessed several grams of ketamine drugs.

Pakistan Puts Up Imran Khan's House On Rent Amid Financial Crisis: Report

Pakistan Puts Up Imran Khan's House On Rent Amid Financial Crisis: Report

Asian News International | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Islamabad

Reeling under a financial crunch, Pakistan Prime Minister's official residence in Islamabad has been put on the market for rent.

Army Urges Civilians To Evacuate Besieged City After UN Says 40 Have Died

Army Urges Civilians To Evacuate Besieged City After UN Says 40 Have Died

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Fighting is raging for Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Helmand province, with the United Nations saying at least 40 civilians had been killed in the last 24 hours.

Kim Jong Un's Bandage And Spots On Head Add To Health Mysteries

Kim Jong Un's Bandage And Spots On Head Add To Health Mysteries

Jon Herskovitz and Shinhye Kang, Bloomberg | Tuesday August 03, 2021

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has appeared in recent days with a bandage about the size of a few postage stamps on the back of his head, in the latest episode to stoke speculation about the reclusive leader's health.