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US takes control of Kabul airport to evacuate staff from country

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The US Air Force has begun evacuating American embassy staff from Kabul in Afghanistan

Kabul airport has been filled with thousands in panic, as desperate citizens attempt try to flee following the seizure of the Afghan capital by the Taliban.

Reports claim that at least two civilians have so far died in the chaos at the airport, which is being secured by US Army troops.

Commercial flights have mostly been suspended, stranding hundreds of Afghans and other foreign nationals. Emirates is the latest airline to call off flights.

The US and other countries such as Britain are rushing to evacuate staff and allies.

A Qatar Airways flight takes off from Kabul

As of Sunday the Taliban declared victory after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad and his government collapsed.

The militants’ return to rule brings an end to almost 20 years of a US-led coalition’s presence in the country.

Kabul was the last major city in Afghanistan to hold out against the Taliban, a takeover campaign that began months ago but accelerated in recent days as they gained control of territories and following the withdrawal of US troops.

The Islamist group was able to seize control after most foreign troops pulled out

Over the weekend, US President Joe Biden defended the withdrawal of American troops, stating that he could not justify an “endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict”.

Social media is playing an interesting role in this latest conflict, with both the Taliban and residents joining news networks around the world in posting images and video footage of the takeover as it unfolds.

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Survival of the fittest: the future of hospitality demands adaptability

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Exploring the highs and lows of business with a hospitality veteran.

Wyld Money dives into the world of financial freedom. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, join us for actionable tips and tricks to unlock your earning potential, and retire on your own terms.

In this episode, Mark is joined by Nick Russian, Managing Director of Russian Entertainment. #wyld money #trending

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Ultra-processed diets could be the hidden path to weight gain

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Understanding calories and their role in dieting on the human body.

Calories, units of energy from food, are vital for bodily functions, and calorie counting helps manage weight by tracking energy intake. However, recent insights reveal that not all calories are equal, and nutritional quality is crucial.

Processed foods, rich in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and sodium, lack essential nutrients, contributing to obesity and diseases.

Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to discuss.

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Online shopping and the pivotal issue of returns continues

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Big businesses are continuing to balance customer expectations and logistics.

While many love the convenience, there are still significant challenges with delivery and returns. From delayed packages to cumbersome return processes, its clear that there’s room for improvement.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss.

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