Afghanistan: ‘I feel lucky to leave but we must not forget those left behind’

eople who have fled Afghanistan for the UK after the Taliban takeover have spoken of their relief to have escaped the country. UK troops are continuing to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans after insurgents seized control of the capital Kabul. No 10 says 306 UK nationals and 2,052 Afghans have been evacuated so far. […]

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Afghanistan: Danger lies on Kabul’s airport road to freedom

As thousands of citizens and foreign nationals attempt to flee Afghanistan, scenes outside Kabul airport have become increasingly desperate. Since the Taliban took control of the country at the weekend and closed land border crossings, the capital’s airport has become the only way out of the country for many. But the militants have said they […]

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Nicole Kidman reportedly enters Hong Kong quarantine-free

Nicole Kidman has become the latest Hollywood star to come under fire for circumventing strict quarantine rules for international travellers. The Australian actress’s arrival in Hong Kong has sparked widespread anger after she was reportedly spotted out and about two days after touching down. This is despite the region having some of the strictest rules […]

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Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane in Kabul

Zaki Anwari, 19, had played for Afghanistan’s national youth team. Further details of when he died have not been disclosed. Since the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, thousands of people have scrambled to Kabul’s airport as Western countries rush to evacuate their citizens and Afghan colleagues. Images emerged on Monday showing hundreds of people running alongside […]

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China sues Tencent over WeChat Youth Mode

Beijing prosecutors have filed a civil legal action against Tencent over claims its messaging-app WeChat’s Youth Mode does not comply with laws protecting minors. Youth Mode prevents younger users from accessing payments, playing certain games and finding nearby friends. However, prosecutors have not specified exactly how the app is allegedly violating Chinese law. Tencent said […]

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Apple defends new photo scanning child protection tech

Apple has defended its new system that scans users’ phones for child sexual abuse material (CSAM), after a backlash from customers and privacy advocates. The technology searches for matches of known abuse material before the image is uploaded to its iCloud storage. Critics warned it could be a “backdoor” to spy on people, and more […]

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Canada border crossing requirements: Travelers will need to be fully vaccinated

American travelers wanting to visit Canada by land, air or water must complete a COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days before entry. The government of Canada accepts the Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines. Cruises are not permitted to enter Canadian waters, but the country’s ban on cruise ships with more than 100 […]

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