Afghan army collapse 'took us all by surprise,' U.S. defense secretaryAsia Pacific · 2:20 PM UTC
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army's sudden collapse caught the Pentagon off-guard as he acknowledged miscalculations in America's longest war including corruption and damaged morale in Afghan ranks.
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In the shadow of U.S. Supreme Court history, a Puerto Rican family struggles
Emanuel Rivera Fuentes, severely disabled since birth and lying in bed at the home he shares with his parents in Puerto Rico, recites a list of 14 medications he must take daily for medical conditions including cerebral palsy.
'30 years of blah blah blah': Thunberg questions Italy climate talks
Greta Thunberg and fellow youth campaigners struck a sceptical tone for this week's climate talks in Italy, saying much has been promised but little done to tackle global warming in almost three decades since the landmark Earth Summit.