Death toll from Haiti’s weekend earthquake rises to 1,941By The Rising Nepal
Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless.
Evacuation flights resume at Kabul airport as Biden defends U.S. withdrawalBy The Rising Nepal
Military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan resumed early on Tuesday after the runway at Kabul airport was cleared of thousands of people desperate to flee after the Taliban seized the capital.
Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000By The Rising Nepal
A hospital in southwestern Haiti, where a powerful earthquake flattened homes, shops and other buildings over the weekend, was so overwhelmed with patients that many had to lie in patios, corridors, verandas and hallways. Then a looming storm expected to bring heavy rains Monday night forced officials to relocate them as best they could given the hospital’s poor conditions.
Five killed at chaotic Afghan airport as Taliban proclaim peaceBy The Rising Nepal
Five people were killed in chaos at Kabul airport on Monday, witnesses said, as U.S. troops guarded the evacuation of embassy staff a day after the Taliban seized the Afghan capital and declared the war was over and peace prevailed.
Taliban declares 'war is over' as president and diplomats flee KabulBy The Rising Nepal
The Taliban declared the war in Afghanistan over after taking control of the presidential palace in Kabul while Western nations scrambled on Monday to evacuate their citizens amid chaos at the airport as frantic Afghans searched for a way out.
Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297By The Rising Nepal
The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off franctic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.
'We await peaceful transfer of power' - Taliban spokesmanBy BBC
"We are the servants of the people and of this country. Our leadership have instructed our forces to remain at the gate of Kabul - not to enter the city. We are awaiting a peaceful transfer of power."
Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopperBy The Rising Nepal
Taliban insurgents entered the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter.
Afghan conflict: Taliban control all key cities except KabulBy BBC
The Taliban have moved closer to retaking full control of Afghanistan, with the capital Kabul now the only major city left in government hands. On Sunday the militants took control of Jalalabad, a key eastern city, without a fight. It followed the seizure of the government's northern bastion of Mazar-i-Sharif just a day earlier.
At least 304 dead, 1,800 hurt as 7.2 magnitude rocks HaitiBy The Rising Nepal
A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, killing at least 304 people and injuring at least 1,800 others as buildings tumbled into rubble. Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients.
Diplomats hasten exit as Taliban near KabulBy BBC
The first US troops are arriving in Afghanistan to help diplomatic staff and others leave, as many countries scramble to evacuate workers and citizens amid a rapid Taliban advance.
Forest Service maxed out as wildfires break across US WestBy The Rising Nepal
The U.S. Forest Service said Friday it’s operating in crisis mode, fully deploying firefighters and maxing out its support system as wildfires continue to break out across the U.S. West, threatening thousands of homes and entire towns.
UN urges Afghanistan's neighbours to keep borders open to refugeesBy BBC
The UN has urged Afghanistan's neighbours to keep their borders open as the number of civilians fleeing the Taliban onslaught swells.
Taliban seize Afghanistan's second largest cityBy BBC
The Taliban have captured Afghanistan's second-largest city, Kandahar, in what is a crushing blow for the government and a major win for the militants.
Extra COVID vaccine OK’d for those with weak immune systemsBy The Rising Nepal
U.S. regulators on Thursday said transplant recipients and others with weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge.
Flooding, power outages hit Michigan as storms rake MidwestBy The Rising Nepal
Flooding brought by heavy rains shut down some freeways in the Detroit area Thursday as waves of thunderstorms made their way across large swaths of the Midwest, leaving nearly 1 million homes and businesses without power in Michigan at one point.
Taliban take 10th provincial capital in a weekBy BBC
The Taliban have taken the strategically important city of Ghazni, the 10th provincial capital to fall to the militants in less than a week.
Philippine vaccination hubs open 24 hours as Delta threat growsBy The Rising Nepal
Vaccination centres across the Philippine capital Manila are trying to speed up inoculation rates, including by staying open 24 hours, to help combat a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections linked to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
House entitled to some of Trump’s financial recordsBy The Rising Nepal
House Democrats who have spent years investigating Donald Trump are entitled to some of the former president’s financial records, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.