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China pledges $31 million in emergency support to Afghanistan



China has offered $31m USD worth of aid to Afghanistan, as the nation transitions into Taliban control

The funding will pay for necessities including food supplies and coronavirus vaccines.

China’s financial aid comes as Beijing stated just weeks ago that it was ‘ready to maintain communication’ with the new Taliban government.

Beijing added further that the latest establishment of new government is a “necessary step to restore order” in Afghanistan.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – SEPTEMBER 07: Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid holds a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 07 2021. Mujahid announced the new government to rule the country. ( Bilal Güler – Anadolu Agency )

The Taliban’s interim cabinet was announced last week, with the country declared an “Islamic Emirate”

The latest developments between the two nations come after US President Joe Biden stated that the U.S is still a “long way off” from recognising the Taliban government.

China has been quick to step in to rebuttal Biden’s comments

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed that the aid measures for Taliban controlled Afghanistan in a meeting on Wednesday, together with counterparts from several of Afghanistan’s neighbours including Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

The minister called on these countries to cooperate in helping Afghanistan, adding that China would also provide 3 million vaccine doses to the country.

China has also been vocally critical about the US’ withdrawal, saying its troops had “wrecked havoc” in Afghanistan

A state official said the US had inflicted “serious damage on the Afghan people from the very first day of its invasion to the last minute of its withdrawal”.

“What the US did in Afghanistan over the past two decades is a textbook example which shows us the consequences of wanton military intervention and attempts to impose one’s own ideology and values on others,”

said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin.

Officials of the Taliban militant group have described China as Afghanistan’s most important partner and pinned hopes on Chinese investment and the Asian nation’s support to ‘rebuild’ the war-torn country.

Beijing has moved to establish good relations with the militant group

Even before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, China had invited representatives of the group over for talks in July, offering economic support for Afghanistan but however stressed that the war-torn nation should not be used as a staging point for terrorists.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Majority back ban on Trump 2024 bid if convicted



More than half of surveyed voters express support for preventing Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot if he is convicted of a crime, according to a recent poll.


The findings highlight the political ramifications of potential legal actions against the former president. The NewsNation and Decision Desk HQ survey, reveals a significant sentiment among voters favouring disqualification in the event of a criminal conviction.

The data indicates that 57% of respondents believe Trump should be barred from running in the next presidential election if found guilty of a crime. This sentiment is notably divided along party lines, with a majority of Democrats supporting disqualification, while Republicans are more split on the matter. The potential impact on Trump’s political future is a subject of intense speculation, with legal proceedings and public opinion closely intertwined.

As legal challenges and investigations continue to surround Trump, the poll underscores the importance of public perception in shaping the trajectory of his political career. The survey, which sampled [number] voters across [regions], serves as a barometer for the prevailing attitudes towards accountability and eligibility for public office. The results suggest that Trump’s legal standing could have far-reaching consequences beyond the courtroom, influencing his political standing in the eyes of the electorate.

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Huge reveal from gaming company Rockstar shows GTA VI



Rockstar Games surprises fans with an early release of the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer following an online leak.


In a stunning reveal, the highly anticipated “Grand Theft Auto VI” trailer has finally hit the gaming community, and it’s not holding back on the mayhem. Rockstar Games, known for pushing boundaries, seems to have outdone itself this time, showcasing a virtual world teeming with criminal escapades and high-stakes action.


Rockstar  embraced a leak and unveiled the official trailer ahead of schedule. Fans are speculating on new features and plot twists, creating a buzz on social media.

Now, the gaming community eagerly dissects every frame of the trailer, searching for additional details beyond the leaked material.

The trailer opens with a breathtaking skyline of the fictional metropolis, setting the stage for a narrative that promises to be as immersive as it is controversial. From high-speed car chases to pulse-pounding shootouts, the snippets offer a glimpse into the sheer scale and detail the developers have poured into the latest installment. Fans are already dissecting every frame, eagerly speculating on the storyline and characters that will drive this blockbuster game.

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Is ‘AI’ coming to a weather forecast near you?



Google study finds that ‘AI’ outperformed conventional weather forecasting for the first time.

According to statistics, the average person checks the weather forecast on their phone several times a day.

One day soon you may be seeing a weather forecast generated by artificial intelligence — and it could improve the accuracy of modern weather forecasting.

A recent study in the journal, Science describes how an AI weather forecast model from Google’s DeepMind significantly outperformed conventional weather forecasting methods.

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