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“We will not forgive, we will not forget”: US President to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for blasts at Kabul airport

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More than 60 people have died following coordinated terrorist attacks in and around Kabul’s major international airport

  • There have been twin bomb attacks and mass shootings at Kabul’s major international airport as thousands flee following the Taliban takeover
  • The explosions were set off by suicide bombers at the Abbey gate where US and British forces are positioned, as well as at a nearby hotel.
  • It’s believed more than 60 people have died and at least 140 people have been injured
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US President Joe Biden has just addressed the press who says the terrorists behind the attacks will pay.

The situation is unfolding by the minute, here’s what we know so far

The Pentagon has confirmed that there have been twin bomb attacks and gunfire at and around the boundaries of Kabul’s major international airport.

It’s believed that the twin bomb attacks were followed by gunman opening fire.

This all comes as the US withdrawal date of August 31 approaches at rapid pace with evacuations continuing.

The first blast was positioned at the Abbey gate, where US and UK special forces have been positioned to safely ferry civilians into the terminal the second blast was at a nearby hotel.

We are hearing reports that at least 60 people have died and 130 are injured as a result of the attacks.

Among these casualties are 11 US Marines and a medic with the blasts and gunfire following warnings that there could be militant attacks.

General Kenneth McKenzie from the US Department of Defence is on the ground in Afghanistan.

In a statement, the US Secretary of Defence Llyod Austin says: “on behalf of the men and women at the Department I express my deepest condolences to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and wounded in Kabul today.”

Meanwhile, the nation’s evacuation efforts will continue, with General McKenzie saying there are still around 1,000 American citizens still in Afghanistan.

The US believe ISIS is behind the attack and the possibility of further attacks is very likely as officials on the ground remain on high alert

The US is working with the Taliban and sharing information in a bid to prevent any similar attacks in the last few days of evacuations.

The US will not send in any further troops to Afghanistan at this stage and officials believe the Taliban has already helped to prevent some previous attacks.

Around 5,000 people are still at the airport waiting to be evacuated by their respective countries.

Drones and other forms of aerial surveillance are being deployed to monitor the situation and scenes on the ground.

Meanwhile, Britain will continue its evacuation efforts for now, here’s the nation’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the delicate situation:

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Ukraine prepares for a summer of violence

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Is support for the war waning after the conflict has surpassed 1-year and millions of dollars?

After a Russian air assault on Kyiv in which one civilian was killed, residential buildings in wealthy districts of Moscow were hit by multiple drone strikes injuring two people.

The Kremlin is claiming that most of the drone strikes which happened during broad daylight—were intercepted.

A Russian politician said the attack on the capital was the most dangerous since World War II.

Russia says Ukraine launched the attack and has vowed to bolster their air defenses.

Meanwhile, Ukraine is denying direct involvement, having just recently suffered three air attacks within a 24-hour time span.

Last month, leaked Department of Defense documents revealed possible weak links in Ukraine’s military campaign against Russian forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with tens of thousands of troops more than a year ago and there appears to be no end in sight.

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“I think there is a great risk”: will AI steal our jobs?

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Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in our modern world.

 
Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. However, the growing advancements have the potential to revolutionise industries, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality of life.

Along with its promising advancements, artificial intelligence also brings certain risks and challenges that must be acknowledged and addressed.

It has become the focus of lawmakers, who are working towards greater regulation of the sector.

U.S. and European Union officials recently met in Sweden to weigh up the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

“The AI process is creeping up on us,” said Dr Keith Suter, who is a global futurist.

“You’ve got competition between companies.”

It’s almost like some of us can see this raft that’s heading towards the rapids and a disappearance towards the waterfall, and we’re giving a warning but it’s not being heeded because everybody’s in this race to get down to the river,” Dr Suter said.

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Should there be more resources available to American Veterans?

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Millions of Americans have served the country, but is there enough support for veterans?

 
Over the course of the nation’s history, the United States has declared war and fought in conflicts around the world with more than 41-million Americans having fought for freedom.

There are millions of Veterans in the United States who proudly served their country. But, are there enough services to help and support veterans– especially those who suffered atrocities during conflicts?

U.S. Army Veteran Ricoh Danielson joins us to discuss. #uspolitics #Ricoh Danielson #veterans #military #supportveterans #veronicadudo #freedom

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