23 August 2021 News

United States, Afghanistan, Conflict, Environment, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 23 August 2021, but also: France, Next, Kabul, Crime, Refugee.

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News from 23/08/2021

Climate change made Europe floods more likely, intense : study

Climate change made the deadly floods that devastated parts of Germany and Belgium last month up to nine times more likely, according to an international...

Brazil indigenous protesters camp on Bolsonaro’s doorstep

With feather headdresses, grass skirts and body paint, thousands of indigenous demonstrators camped out in Brazil's capital Monday to protest...

16,000 evacuated from Kabul airport in past 24 hours : Pentagon

Around 16,000 people were evacuated over the past 24 hours from Afghanistan through the Kabul airport, the Pentagon said Monday, as the US works...

Probe clears policeman who shot woman in US Capitol on January 6

A US police officer was cleared of wrongdoing Monday in the shooting death of a woman who joined the January 6 attack on Congress by supporters...

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Poland to build Belarus border fence against migrants

Poland on Monday announced plans for a barbed-wire fence along its border with Belarus following an influx of migrants which countries in the...

How to create a Chatbot?

A chatbot is simply an Artificial Intelligence (AI) able to simulate a conversation in a natural language using different platforms.

Leaving Kabul : from fear to a new life of uncertainty

A snap decision that left no room for hesitation. A few belongings grabbed, a hazardous road transfer, hours of anxious waiting. And then evacuation...

France sees need for Afghan evacuations beyond US deadline

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that Paris believed it necessary to continue Afghan evacuations beyond Washington's August...

Why Your Website NEEDS a Blog to Increase Organic Traffic

Sometimes, it can feel like online marketing is like throwing money into a bottomless pit. Social media ads, while useful, can get expensive...

Bali ‘suitcase killer’ set for early release : lawyer

An American woman convicted with her boyfriend of killing her mother and stuffing the body in a suitcase at a luxury Bali hotel is to be freed...

Indian capital opens first ‘smog tower’

India's capital New Delhi opened its first "smog tower" on Monday aimed at reducing the air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths...

Iraq seeks role as mediator with regional summit

After decades of conflict, Iraq will pitch itself as a regional mediator as it hosts a leaders' summit this week -- despite foreign influence...

US VP Harris vows ‘enduring engagement’ in Asia

Vice President Kamala Harris vowed "enduring engagement" in Asia on Monday, offering reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region even...

Anger as Covid-sceptic church flouts Sydney lockdown

Australian police on Monday criticised a Sydney church for flouting the city's Covid-19 lockdown by holding a service for 60 people in a pandemic...

Villages evacuated as fresh wildfires hit Greece

Scores of firefighters battled to contain two new wildfires in Greece on Monday, as winds fanned the blazes and forced several villages and neighbourhoods...

Josephine Baker to be first Black woman in France’s Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French-American dancer, singer and actress who fought in the French resistance during WWII and later battled racism,...

Taliban flags proliferate as Afghan tricolour becomes resistance symbol

After two decades out of power, the Taliban are swiftly moving to stamp their authority on Afghanistan using every tool at their disposal --...

The art of the deal : US envoy behind the Taliban’s return

If one individual could bring peace to Afghanistan, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad touted himself as the man for the job.

Taliban warn of ‘consequences’ as US ramps up evacuation

The Taliban warned Monday there would be "consequences" if the United States and its allies try to remain in Afghanistan beyond next week, as...

At least 21 dead in flooding in US state of Tennessee

Devastating floods after record rainfall in the southern US state of Tennessee have left at least 21 people dead and at least 20 more missing,...

Biden hopeful for ending Afghan airlift on time, orders airlines’ help

President Joe Biden on Sunday said he still hopes to complete the "heartbreaking" evacuation from Afghanistan by the end of the month but warned...