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Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Humanitarian crisis feared in St. Vincent amid eruptions

Ongoing volcanic eruptions have displaced about 20% of people in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as a U.N. official warns of a growing humanitarian crisis

How will US troop withdrawal affect Afghanistan?

President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Egypt releases 2 journalists after 17 months in detention

Crypto firm Coinbase valued at more than oil giant BP

Coinbase, which runs a leading trading platform for Bitcoin, hits nearly $100bn in stock market listing.

Disney to allow employees to let their hair down – and even show tattoos

New initiative to become more inclusive for its workers, who will have more autonomy when dressing for workDisney employees will now be able to have visible tattoos and more freely express themselves with their clothes and haircuts as a result of a new initiative from the company to become more inclusive for its workers and visitors.Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks chairman, said a 16-month focus group of employees suggested adding “inclusion” to the company’s core values, saying the new key element will be “essential to our culture and leads us forward”.

Egypt releases 2 journalists after 17 months in detention

Egyptian authorities have released two local journalists after spending about year and a half in pre-trial detention

Best cities to visit while vacationing solo

Travel magazine Afar says the new trend in traveling is going solo. Though it may seem intimidating at first, they say it’s easier and more rewarding than you may think. Afar deputy editor Jennifer Flowers joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share travel tips and discuss the best cities to visit while traveling alone.

Migrants enduring terrible conditions on Greece border

Thousands of migrants trying to make their way into Europe through Greece are finding themselves stuck in border camps with little food and filthy conditions. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Egypt releases 2 journalists after 17 months in detention

Egyptian authorities have released two local journalists after spending about year and a half in pre-trial detention

No charges for police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt at Capitol riot
No charges for police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt at Capitol riot

Babbitt, 35, was part of a pro-Trump mob trying to breach a security door when she was shot on Jan. 6.

With 100 days to go, 70% of Japanese don't want Tokyo Olympics to go ahead, poll finds
With 100 days to go, 70% of Japanese don't want Tokyo Olympics to go ahead, poll finds

The Tokyo Olympics mascots were unveiled today to celebrate the 100 days-to-go milestone amid mounting public opposition to the Games taking place this summer.

Conditions for Syrians in Aleppo may get worse

One week after the ceasefire in Syria, forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad continue to accuse the Syrian government of violating the agreement. A new round of peace talks to end the five-year-long civil war is set for next week in Switzerland. Elizabeth Palmer was given rare access to Syria's largest city of Aleppo for a look at conditions there.

Satellite built by elementary students to be deployed in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have conducted hundreds of experiments and launched many satellites, but now they are set to deploy a satellite that elementary age students at a school in Virginia built. Their satellite hitched a ride on a NASA rocket late last year, and it will be released into space in the next few days. Mark Albert reports.

My Ancestors Were Enslaved—But Their Freedom Came at a Price for Others

"I knew it was special that I, as a descendant of slaves, knew exactly where I was from."

Amazon accuses social network Parler of trying to conceal owners

Parler's attorney hit back by saying the burden to prove who owns Parler fell on Amazon, according to reports.

Biden’s goal: Ending ‘America’s longest war’ in Afghanistan

The US president announces his troop withdrawal plan, which is celebrated by some and causing concern among others.

Families try to regroup in Aleppo amid cease-fire

In Aleppo, Syria's largest city, rebels battled regime fighters for three years. After the fighting was done and all the dust settled, most of the city was decimated -- including the ancient market. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

‘It’s Mean-Spirited.’ A Blind Disability Advocate on How Georgia’s New Election Law Could Make Voting Even Harder

Gaylon Tootle, a Black and blind disability advocate in Augusta, Ga., has been fighting to make it easier for people in his state to vote for years. Georgia’s electoral system posited challenges for disabled voters even before the state enacted a sweeping overhaul of its election law on March 25, becoming among the first of…

‘It is time to end America’s longest war’ — Biden announces U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

"It is time to end America's longest war," Biden said. "It is time for American troops to come home."

Japan: Clock stopped by earthquake restarts 10 years on

The 100-year-old temple clock has started ticking again after an aftershock hit the region.

Syria rejects watchdog investigation into 2018 gas attack
Syria rejects watchdog investigation into 2018 gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria on Wednesday rejected as fabricated the results of an investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog, which found “reasonable grounds to believe” that a Syrian air...

Colorado to shift from state to local COVID-19 response

DENVER (AP) - The state of Colorado will move on from day-to-day oversight of coronavirus safety restrictions and retire the familiar color-coded dial system, meaning local health departments will be responsible for the state's pandemic response, health officials said. There will now be a patchwork of approaches starting Friday around ...

France fights kids’ mental health woes with free counseling

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that free psychological counseling will be provided to children and teenagers struck by a wave of mental health difficulties that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic

Biden to detail pullout plans for last troops in Afghanistan

UPDATE 1-U.S. says indirect nuclear talks with Iran to resume on Thursday

'It is time to end America's longest war.' Biden to announce U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Biden to announce U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that drew America into its longest war.

How Joe Biden’s Pessimism on Afghanistan Won the Day

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Back in 2009, Joe Biden didn’t get his way when then-President Barack Obama spent much of that year listening to a team packed around the table in a White…

Was the Czech foreign minister fired due to his pro-Western views?

Czech president Milos Zeman said he "terminated the duties of Tomáš Petříček in accordance with the Constitution". But what were the real reasons for the departure of the foreign minister?

Niger: ‘Total mourning’ as 20 pre-school children perish in fire

Cause of fire under investigation but teachers have highlighted problem of putting classrooms in makeshift huts.

China says it's U.S. stoking tension in the South China Sea

China announced the smallest increase in military spending in six years at the annual meeting of China's ceremonial legislature, the National People's Congress. Almost 3,000 delegates are gathering in Beijing for this annual meeting of China's nominal, rubber-stamp legislature. As Seth Doane reports, it may be a fair-share of pageantry, but it is high profile and carefully choreographed.

Five things to know about Somalia’s political turmoil

Political crisis deepens as president signs controversial law extending his mandate for two years.

Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody

Linda Burney says federal leadership is needed to tackle root causes of crime and recidivismLabor says it will allocate more than $90m over four years for justice reforms to reduce the incarceration of Aboriginal people and the number of Aboriginal deaths in custody, if it wins government.On the 30th anniversary of the final report of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody, Labor’s Indigenous affairs spokesperson, Linda Burney, said federal leadership on justice reinvestment is needed to tackle the root causes of crime and recidivism.

Police told man helping victims of arena attack to leave, inquiry hears

Daren Buckley told armed police ‘somebody’s got to help’ people injured in Manchester Arena terror attackA man has described attempting to give first aid to victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack but was told to leave by armed police, the independent public inquiry into the attack has heard.Daren Buckley was leaving the Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017 with his son when the suicide bomb exploded, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds.

U.S.-backed rebels keep battling ISIS under truce

The partial ceasefire in Syria is largely holding after nearly a week. The truce does not include ISIS, but the rebels backed by the U.S. are making gains against the extremist group. Holly Williams reports from the frontline in northeast Syria.

Former Turkish prime minister Yildirim Akbulut dies aged 85

Turkey's state-run news agency says Yildirim Akbulut, who served as prime minister during the First Gulf War and also oversaw an influx of ethnic Turkish refugees from Bulgaria to Turkey, has died at age 85

Satellite images show St. Vincent blanketed with volcanic ash as eruptions continue

Images reveal ash covering much of the island.

Former Minnesota officer will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

A Minnesota prosecutor said he will charge a white former officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.

No cases of blood clots encountered during trials & use of Sputnik V vaccine, Russian developer says
No cases of blood clots encountered during trials & use of Sputnik V vaccine, Russian developer says

After reports of J&J and AstraZeneca jabs causing blood clots in rare cases, the Sputnik V developer said its vaccine doesn’t have such side effects and offered to share its technologies to help o...

The war in Afghanistan: America’s longest conflict in photos

Victory on the battlefield came swiftly. Coping with the aftermath took longer than most expected.

‘I want to break that cycle’: the relatives still fighting for justice over deaths in custody

After the heartbreak of a family member’s death, Indigenous Australians face years of gruelling court proceedings, often with little to show for it at the end One year after the coronial report into her mother’s death in a police cell, Apryl Day was leading another protest. It was a national day of action marking the 30th anniversary of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. As Day stood on stage her mother’s face looked back at her from placards, along with the faces of some of the other 474 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died in custody since 1991.Tany...

Australia should target Myanmar ‘gang leader’ for sanctions, UN expert says

Exclusive: special rapporteur Tom Andrews says crimes against humanity are happening ‘before our very eyes’ and calls for urgent action against military juntaA top United Nations expert is in direct talks with the Australian government about how to expand sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime, and warned that crimes against humanity are being “committed before our very eyes”.Tom Andrews, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, told Guardian Australia the government should target the commander-in-chief, whom he described as “the gang leader” responsible for mass atrocities,...

The Guardian view on Nato and Ukraine: a time for solidarity | Editorial

Russia’s military buildup is a test of western resolve and Ukraine has suffered enough from territorial aggressions by its neighbourThe motive for Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine is unclear, but opacity is the point. Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is meant to defy and confound international onlookers. Ordinary Russians have nothing to gain from the Kremlin’s sending tens of thousands of soldiers, plus tanks and artillery, to menace a neighbouring state, just as they saw no material benefit in the annexation of Crimea in 2014. On the contrary, they suffered from the ensuin...

Home Office knew of fire risk at barracks two months before blaze, court hears

Safety inspectorate found ‘serious and significant risk’ and had ordered a plan of action within 28 daysThe Home Office was warned about the high risk of fire two months before a blaze broke out at a controversial barracks used to house asylum seekers, the high court has heard.Eight fire engines were sent to tackle the serious blaze at Napier barracks in Folkestone on 29 January. Nobody was injured but it caused significant damage.

Derek Chauvin trial: defense claims bad heart and drug use killed George Floyd

Dr David Fowler, testifying for the defense, also said vehicle exhaust may have played a part in Floyd’s deathA leading forensic pathologist has told the Derek Chauvin trial that George Floyd was killed by his heart condition and drug use.Dr David Fowler, testifying for the defence, also introduced the idea that vehicle exhaust may have played a part in Floyd’s death by raising the amount of carbon monoxide in his blood and affecting his heart.

William Barber and Bernice King: We Must Reclaim Voting Rights as a Moral Issue

We are in a battle for the ballot. When Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia during a run-off election in January, Republicans in the statehouse responded by moving to pass an omnibus voter suppression bill. Since Governor Brian Kemp signed that bill into law last month, the Peach State has been branded ground…

Former cop who shot Wright faces manslaughter charge

Wright's death has fueled tensions in Minneapolis as cop accused of murdering George Floyd stands trial.

IAEA inspectors visit Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site

European signatories to Iran's nuclear deal express 'grave concern' over Iran's decision to boost uranium enrichment.

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws