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The US strikes back: Drone hit on ISIS

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The US military launched a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, which killed a planner for a branch of the Islamic State group.

The suspected member of the IS-K group was targeted in Nangahar Province.

It comes after the deadly attack on the Afghanistan airport, where thousands are trying to flee the Taliban-led country.

IS-K claimed responsibility for the attack outside Kabul airport on Thursday that may have killed as many as 170 people. 12 US troops are among the dead..

The United States and allies HAD urged people to move away from Kabul airport amid a serious threat of a terror attack by Islamic State.

The airport is the centre of a multi-national effort to evacuate Afghans and foreigners after the Taliban overran the capital this month.

US President Joe Biden has come under fire over the withdrawal of US troops
US President Joe Biden has come under fire over the withdrawal of US troops

Mass evacuations

In the past two weeks, more than 100,000 people are believed to have been evacuated.

President Joe Biden promised to hunt down the jihadists behind Thursday’s suicide bombing.

The President has come under pressure over the way the US pulled out of Afghanistan.

“We will not forgive, we will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Mr Biden said.

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IS-K, or Islamic State Khorasan Province, is the most extreme and violent of all the jihadist militant groups in Afghanistan.

Deadly blast

The blast tore through crowds of men, women and children outside Kabul airport.

Dozens of Afghans trying to leave the country were killed. In addition to the US personnel killed,

Roughly 5,000 US troops are still stationed at Kabul airport, processing Afghans desperate to leave.

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Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm

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Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm as it continues north towards South Carolina

U.S. President Joe Biden says Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest storm in the region’s history, with early reports suggesting substantial loss of life.

Biden spoke at an afternoon briefing at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema).

Ian made landfall on Wednesday local time near the city of Fort Myers. It has led to severe flooding, high winds and storm surges.

Several areas remain submerged, and more than 2.5 million homes are without power.

Many residents are trapped in their homes and unable to escape. Search and rescue teams are working around the clock to provide assistance where they can.

5,000 Florida National Guard troops and 2,000 Guardsman from surrounding states have been deployed.

Eight teams with 800 members are carrying out search and rescue operations.

More than 200 public shelters have now been opened, housing around 34,000 people.

The National Hurricane Centre has downgraded Ian to a tropical storm for now but warns it will likely become a hurricane again later.

The entire coast of South Carolina is just the latest region to be placed on high alert as the storm continues north on its path of destruction.

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Finland slams its borders shut on Russia

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Finland will officially closed its border to Russian tourists, marking the last of Moscow’s E-U neighbours to do so.

Finland will close its border with Russia as Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania also closed theirs.

The Finnish government made the decision following Vladimir Putin’s decision to call-up of 300,000 military reservists.

Queue’s at Russia’s border crossings with E-U nations were stretching for kilometres as people attempted to flee the country.

The closure of the border only applies to tourists – and Russians who are visiting family or travelling for work or study will still be granted entry.

The Finnish Foreign Minister stated that the decision was a difficult one to make, but ultimately it was in the best interest of the country.

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Queen’s death certificate has been released

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Queen Elizabeth II’s death certificate has been released, and reveals Her Majesty died of old age.

The document, signed by Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, says Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at 3:10 p.m. on September 8.

The 96 year old was surrounded by family at Balmoral Castle in Scotland as she took her final breaths.

Now laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II’s period of national mourning has concluded.

When she was alive there was a curtain of privacy around the Queen’s health, and in her death there remains some restraint.

Her cause of death is recorded as “old age”, without any further details.

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