US watchdog: Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital

A U.S. government watchdog says Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the rise, with increasing targeted killings of government officials, civil society leaders and journalists
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I teach critical race theory. This is what Republicans trying to ban it don’t understand
Most students come to me knowing barely anything about race. After a while, they’re hooked. And the truth is that there’s no legitimate place for white guilt in these discussions
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'Car bomb' found attached to local official's vehicle in Rome sparking alert ahead of Euro 2020 game
The device was discovered in the Piazza Mancini area of the capital, a couple of miles away from Rome's Olympic stadium where Italy are playing Switzerland tonight.
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Hostage incidents at UK prisons saw staff attacked and inmates held at knife-point
A convicted murderer holding a blade to another inmate's throat is among 12 hostage incidents at jails in England and Wales.
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Will Mellor's mission to cheer UK with Euros song after his year from hell
EXCLUSIVE: Coronation Street's Will Mellor is on a mission to boost the nation's spirits, raise money for the NHS and get behind England in the championship with a new version of the 1998 Fat Les anthem
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England’s Heather Knight falls narrowly short of century before India fightback
Day one of four: England 269-6 Captain Knight scores 95 but her exit sparks mini collapseHeather Knight fell agonisingly short of becoming the first Englishwoman to score a Test century since she herself achieved the feat in 2013, with the captain trapped leg before wicket for 95 by her former Western Storm teammate Deepti Sharma in the 79th over of the first day of Test cricket between these sides since 2014.Knight, who arrived at the crease shortly before lunch, batted for two sessions in a chanceless innings that was dominated by her beautifully timed cover drive. Though she chanced her arm with DRS, which is in use for the first time in women’s Test cricket, it was more in hope than expectation and the on-field decision had to stand. Continue reading...
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Megan Thee Stallion donates more than $8,000 to help cover costs of fan’s funeral
Houston rapper donated after late fan’s friend reached out for help on Twitter
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EU missing 'best behaved member' UK as damning graph shows ECJ success
THE EU must be missing Britain, as analysis by the Institute for Government shows that when the UK ended up before the European Court of Justice it won more often than most other member states.
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NI Secretary of State in talks with Sinn Fein and DUP to avert Stormont crisis
Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast on Wednesday for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.
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Biden says Cold War 'last thing Putin wants' but is not ready 'to lay down arms'
After Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin came face-to-face, the US President struck an optimistic tone - but the day was not without aggression from the Russian leader, who hit back at questions on human rights issues
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Nasa assembles £13.18 billion ‘megarocket’ Space Launch System ahead of moon launch in November
Nasa will use the rocket to put humans on the moon once again in 2024.
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Millions fear eviction as housing crisis worsens
Two studies released Wednesday found that the nation’s housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic
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The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host
The ESPYS are returning to New York next month and actor Anthony Mackie will host the show that honors the year’s top athletes and moments
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Town, state jockey over renaming racialized waterway name
A Vermont town is divided about whether and what to rename a brook that has an outdated, racialized name
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Jack Grealish desperate to face Scotland and prove to Europe how good he is
The England playmaker did not feature in the 1-0 victory over Croatia as Gareth Southgate’s side got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a winning start.
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Stunning Beauty controversy causes chaos for punters at Royal Ascot
Laura Pearson joined an exclusive list of female jockeys to ride a winner at Royal Ascot. However the result was controversial due to a stewards' decision
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Tanya Bardsley has revealed her top tip to stop people 'mithering' her to drink
The Real Housewives of Cheshire star has been applauded for speaking out
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Antonio Rudiger on Paul Pogba ‘nibble’... but insists ‘it wasn’t a bite’
Antonio Rudiger admitted his regret at an on-field incident with Paul Pogba during which the France midfielder claimed the Germany defender 'nibbled' his back.
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Short and sweet: Biden and Putin claim summit gains but talks end early as tensions remain
Talks between the US and Russian leaders were ‘fruitful’, but differences remain
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‘No threats’: What have we learned from Biden and Putin’s Geneva summit
Russian leader admits Joe Biden is ‘very different from President Trump’ after Geneva meeting
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Researchers claim to have identified prominent social media influencer in QAnon conspiracy
The account helped push baseless conspiracies about Wayfair and the coronavirus
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Biden admin extends protections to transgender students
The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students
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Police appeal after man, 21, goes missing in east London
Police are appealing for help in the hunt for a missing young man from east London.
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England and India entertain after relishing chance to show quality over adhering to Test match traditions
England 269-6: Heather Knight hit 95 in Bristol but the tourists fought back in an absorbing day one’s play
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Dad's moving letter tells PM 'Christian Eriksen was lucky - my son was not'
In a moving letter, Mark King tells Prime Minister Boris Johnsonthat 'Christian Eriksen was lucky, my son was not' as he says all schools must get lifesaving defibrillators
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Martin Rowson on the Climate Change Committee’s criticism of the UK government – cartoon
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Julia Bradbury says bodyshaming posts don't affect her but she worries for kids
EXCLUSIVE: TV's Julia Bradbury has revealed she is not affected by bodyshaming trolls, but she does fear for her children and their future with social media
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Luke Shaw makes Euro 2020 squad admission after he missed Croatia opener
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was a surprise omission from the line-up to face Croatia, as England turn their attentions to Scotland.
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Driver who plowed into protesters at Minneapolis memorial for slain Black man charged with murder
The man reportedly gave police a false name and bizarre answers
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Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp cuddle up for cosy Tick, Tick… BOOM reshoots in Brooklyn
The musical is set for release later this year.
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Cadbury divides shoppers with controversial new Father's Day chocolate bars
British chocolatier Cadbury is renowned for its large selection of sweet treats and confectionary.
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California's drought may have solved plane crash mystery from the 1960s
Remains of a plane have been spotted in Folsom Lake matching the description of a Piper Comanche 250 that disappeared on New Year's Day in 1965 killing the pilot and three passengers
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Suspected car bomb found close to Olympic stadium in Rome before Euro 2020 clash
According to reports from Italy, the suspected bomb was found inside a car parked in the Piazza Mancini area, which is close to the stadium hosting Wednesday night's Euro 2020 clash
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Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands
Nicaragua’s police have arrested a prominent banker in a sign the government’s pursuit of opponents is expanding beyond political leaders and potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega
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Grandad, 65, turned away from McDonald’s for not having smartphone
‘It was quite embarrassing. We were holding up the queue and my dad was trying use his phone to scan this thing but it's such an old phone, it wouldn't work.’
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Countdown's Rachel Riley tries not to laugh as board spells out naughty word
Countdown star Rachel Riley stifled a laugh on Wednesday as a contestant picked out an unfortunate series of letters with a rather rude meaning
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Rory McIlroy confident of breaking major hoodoo with victory in US Open
Northern Irishman has not won a major in seven yearsMcIlroy: ‘It’s about having that mentality I had as a 22-year-old’Rory McIlroy is bullish on his chances of ending his seven-year major hoodoo when the 121st US Open shoves off on Thursday morning. The world No 11 said he has charted progress since formally teaming up with the English swing coach Pete Cowen in an effort to revive his fortunes and enters the season’s third major with renewed confidence after a productive week of practice in Florida.“I’m feeling good about where my game is,” McIlroy said. “It’s about going out there and playing as free as I can and having that mentality that I had as a 22-year-old and just trying to get into that mindset. Continue reading...
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Texas governor signs bill limiting how schools can teach children about racism
At least 15 states have tried banning ‘critical race theory’
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Woman exposes 'cheating' ex with engraved gift to open in front of his family
A heartbroken girlfriend came up with a genius plan to expose her boyfriend in front of his family with a necklace that has the names of the women he 'cheated' on her with
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‘What are you so afraid of?’ ABC correspondent challenges Putin on why his opponents end up dead or in jail
American reporter asked Russian president about why he was so afraid of Alexei Navalny and other opponents
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Heather Knight frustrated to miss century in her 100th game as England captain
The England captain made 95 as the home side finished the opening day of the Test with India on 296 for six in Bristol.
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Cressida Dick could face investigation over Daniel Morgan case
Police watchdog may take action after inquiry finds Metropolitan police chief obstructed its effortsThe Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, could face a new disciplinary investigation after the official inquiry into Daniel Morgan’s murder and corruption in the force found she had hampered its efforts to get to the truth, the Guardian has learned.The police watchdog believes the issues raised could be sufficiently serious to merit using its special powers to order a referral, and warned public confidence may be damaged by the bombshell findings of the panel. Continue reading...
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Aaron Ramsey teases Gareth Bale over shocking penalty miss against Turkey
Thankfully it wasn't a costly miss.
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Pregnant EastEnders Kellie Bright, 44, walks her dog after baby announcement
The EastEnders star ,who is expecting baby number three, kept her cool in the sweltering heat this afternoon
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It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney cheers Wales on as they beat Turkey at Euro 2020
'The power of Wales is poetic.'
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Apple denies claims it is censoring 27 LGBT apps in China and blames 'legal issues'
A report says Apple's App Store in China removed 27 apps related to LGBTQ+, asserting the tech giant is helping governments isolate, silence & oppress LGBTQ+ people - something it denies.
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Chrissy Teigen ‘wants an interview with Oprah Winfrey to save her reputation’ amid bullying scandal
The star has faced backlash over unearthed tweets.
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