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University banned for women in Afghanistan

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Women in Afghanistan are barred from parks, gyms, swimming pools and now university

The Taliban have announced the closure of universities to women in the country.

Taliban authorities allowed women to take university entrance exams for the next scholastic year, giving women a glimmer of hope. Now that has all changed.

Female university students have now effectively been expelled, due to their gender.

This means the highest level of education most Afghan girls will be able to attain is only to the end of primary school.

After the Taliban takeover last year, women have been facing an uncertain future.

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021 and banned most women and girls from attending high school.

Earlier this year, the Taliban government did not deliver on its commitment to open secondary schools for girls.

The latest measures are likely to cause further concerns in the international community, especially when there was a glimmer of hope the Taliban would implement a modern approach to government.

The U.S. condemns the Taliban’s decision.

US Deputy UN Ambassador Robert Wood condemned the Taliban’s latest actions.

“The Taliban cannot expect to be a legitimate member of the international community until they respect the rights of all Afghans,”

“Especially the human rights and fundamental freedom of women and girls.”

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300,000 lbs of e-waste collected in Alaska

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Backhaul Alaska is making significant strides in managing harmful waste in rural and indigenous communities across Alaska.

By collecting and recycling e-waste, Backhaul Alaska has successfully removed over 300,000 lbs. of lead acid batteries from The Last Frontier.

Their efforts ensure that this waste is responsibly recycled and returned to the World’s Circular Economy.

Backhaul Alaska is also hoping to expand its services to include waste management for agencies, businesses, and development projects in Alaska.

Reilly Kosinski, the Statewide Coordinator with the Backhaul Alaska Program joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #trending #ewaste #pollution #environment #sustainability

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Atari acquisition ends the longest running console war

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Atari, the iconic gaming company, has revealed its acquisition of the Intellivision brand.

‘Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest running console war in history,” said Mike Mika, Studio Head at Digital Eclipse, an Atari-owned game studio.

This move is seen as a strategic step by Atari to expand its portfolio and tap into the nostalgia-driven market.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to discuss. #featured

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Tim Cook eyes a worthy successor to the Apple empire

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As Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the company enters its later years, speculation swirls regarding who will succeed the tech giant’s iconic leader.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Canva makes a break for Broadway, AI has been likened to a ‘demigod’, astronomers develop new tech to counter asteroids and has Apple found its next successor? #featured

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