According to the Taliban, they took over Panjshir, Afghanistan’s last occupation

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban announced on Monday that it had taken over Panjshir Province, the capital of Afghanistan north of Kabul. The province was the last arrest of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban had not conquered in the past month. Witnesses in the area said thousands of … Read more

Volunteer groups help the poorest cope with Thailand’s worst rise

BANGKOK (AP) -The carpenter Tun Nye has been unable to send money home to his parents in Myanmar for two months to help them care for his 11-year-old son when Thai authorities shut down coronavir concerns at his construction site. No work has meant income for him or his wife, who are confined to one … Read more

Hospitals in crisis in the least vaccinated state: Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -When patients flow to Mississippi hospitals one after another, doctors and nurses have become far too accustomed to banning COVID-19 and misinformation in the country’s least vaccinated state. People deny the severity of their own illness or virus, and visitors often try to get to hospitals without masks. A painful expression of … Read more

Guinea’s World Cup qualifier ends after the political crisis

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) – Guinea’s World Cup qualifier against Morocco has been postponed after a Guinean army colonel took control of state television and said the government was disbanded on Sunday, The West African country was scheduled to host Morocco in the capital of Conakry on Monday. No new date has been set for the … Read more

U.S. Navy IDs 5 died in a helicopter crash off the coast of California

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The U.S. Navy identified five sailors who died in a helicopter crash in the Pacific Ocean in Southern California on Sunday. They were Lieutenant Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California; Lieutenant Paul R. Fridley, 28, pilot Annandale, Virginia; Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) Class 2 James P. Buriak, 31, … Read more

The qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in a coronavirus battle

SAO PAULO (AP) – Argentina’s World Cup qualifier in Brazil was suspended just seven minutes after Sunday as local health authorities set out on the field in a wild dispute over the coronavirus. The match between Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar eventually suspended the referee 0-0. Brazilian health officials claimed the three Argentine players … Read more

Authorities: Gadhaf’s son was released after more than seven years of arrest

CAIRO (AP) – Libyan authorities released one of Muammar Gadhaf’s sons on Sunday after more than seven years of arrest in Tripoli’s capital after he was extradited from neighboring Niger, the country’s interim leader said. Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said in his tweet early Monday that al-Saadi Gadhafi had been released under a previous … Read more

The crews are finalizing the dismantling of the Georgian shipwrecks

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – The crew of the rescue service has stopped separating the last two years’ share of a cargo ship that crashed off the coast of Georgia two years ago, authorities said on Sunday. The South Korean cargo ship’s Golden Ray, which monitors the dismantling of the multi-government command, said in … Read more

The WCup game between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in a coronavirus battle

Argentina’s Brazil World Cup qualifier was suspended just seven minutes after Sunday in wild disputes over the coronavirus, and the referee later suspended the match. Immediately after the start of the South American match between Lionel Messi of Argentina and Neymar of Brazil, Brazilian health authorities came on the field over three Argentine players they … Read more

The search continues for the two missing cars after the storm

PASSAIC, NJ (AP) – As New Jersey residents and businesses spent the holiday weekend trying to repair the damage caused by last week’s storm, rescue workers were once again looking for two friends whose car was flooded. Nidhi Rana, 18, and Ayush Rana, 21, were last seen on Wednesday night as their cars began to … Read more