KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban seized power, the operator of the only women’s shelter in a northern Afghan city ran away. Left abandoned were 20 women who had fled a variety of domestic horrors, some abused by husbands or family, others forced into early marriages with older men ... They gave the women two options ... She ran away ... ....
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Two American siblings returned home this weekend from China, more than three years after an “exit ban” barred them from leaving the country ... Their release comes on the heels of the release of MengWanzhou, a top Huawei executive, after an agreement with Beijing ... .
A volcano on Spain's La Palma island began ejecting lava again on Monday after a lull, while hundreds of people in coastal villages hunkered down in anticipation of lava emitted in previous days reaching the sea and releasing toxic gas ... .
The total population in Singapore has shrunk by 4.1% to 5.45 million in June this year, official data showed, indicating the sharpest fall since the government began collecting such data in 1950. ... MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All.PremiumPremium FinanceMinister highlights exponential growth in digit ... .... Premium Premium REET 2021 ... . .
Neoen said it is working with Tesla to ensure the 450MWh energy storage project is ready for the Australian summer, which begins in December ... The fire was first detected on July 30 when smoke was spotted coming out of one Megapack a shipping container-sized battery unit, and then erupted into flames that took several hours to subside ... ....
Survivors of the November 2015Paris attacks will begin testifying today at the trial of twenty suspects charged with the suicide bombing and gun assaults in the French capital in what has been described as the worst post-war atrocity on French territory... "I want to face these people, I want them to see who their victims were ... Read more ... .
Four-times Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles says she should have quit gymnastics "way before Tokyo," where she suffered from a case of ‘twisties’ that ruined her attempt at a record haul of six golds ... .