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With storm approaching Haiti, earthquake rescue efforts magnify

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With a tropical depression barreling towards Haiti, doctors and aid workers are rushing to get flights or transport to reach areas devastated by a major earthquake. Port-au-Prince airport on Monday was bustling with medics and aid workers, with domestic and private charter flights filled with humanitarian teams and supplies headed south. Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake…

Fuel lacks leave Lebanese healthcare facilities in ‘vital condition’

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Beirut, Lebanon – After a devastating fuel tanker explosion in the northern village of Tleil killed 33 people and left nearly 80 wounded, Lebanese hospitals across the country opened their doors to patients. The northern village and the rest of Akkar province is one of the country’s poorest, and because its hospitals do not have…

How the world responded to Taliban takeover of Kabul

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Taliban leaders declare “the war is over” in Afghanistan, hours after entering the capital Kabul and shortly after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. The swift pace of the Taliban advance, which came as US and NATO troops continued their near-complete withdrawal, surprised Western governments, who continued on Monday to scramble to evacuate their diplomats,…

Germany might require to rescue 10,000 individuals from Afghanistan: Merkel

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The outgoing chancellor’s comments come as an official within her party says Afghanistan’s woes cannot be solved via migration.Germany must urgently evacuate up to 10,000 people from Afghanistan for whom it has responsibility, Chancellor Angela Merkel told party colleagues, warning that the fallout from the conflict will last for a very long time. The remarks,…

Afghans desperate to get away Taliban crowd Kabul airport

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Thousands of Afghans desperate to leave the country thronged Kabul airport where five people were killed on Monday after Taliban fighters seized the capital, prompting the US military to suspend evacuations to clear the airfield. Crowds converged on the airport seeking to escape, including some clinging to a US military transport plane as it taxied…

Turkey leaves flood victims as death toll strikes 62

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The Turkish disaster control agency says 52 people were killed in the province of Kastamonu, nine in Sinop and one in Bartin.Turkey has sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a northern town on the Black Sea that was hard hit by flooding, as the death toll in the disaster rose on Sunday…