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‘We will not have to extend’ – US enlists commercial planes to assist urgent evacuations



It’s now the second week into the evacuation of Afghanistan, and the United States has enlisted the help of 17 commercial planes to help speed up the process

Biden spoke a short time ago and he says he is still hoping for Afghan airlift to end by Aug 31 deadline

“Our hope is that we will not have to extend.”


“There are going to be discussions I suspect on how far along we are in the process.”

Biden said about 11,000 individuals” have been evacuated this weekend from Afghanistan.

“Our first priority in Kabul is getting American citizens out of the country as quickly and as safely as possible.”

Evacuation efforts continue of Kabul

The aircraft will not touchdown at Kabul’s main airport, but will instead help move those people who are transiting through third countries.

This comes as thousands of people remain stranded in Afghanistan, with many Afghan nationals crowding the airport boundary in a desperate bid to flee from the Taliban.

Reuters has reported that at least 20 people have died so far since the Taliban took control of the capital.

The UK is also increasing its evacuation efforts – airlifting more than 1,700 people out over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, White House national security advisor, Jake Sullivan says there are still several thousand US citizens still stranded in Afghanistan

He warns that the threat of attacks by the Taliban remains “real” and “acute”.

Former US President, Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the unfolding situation, saying the withdrawal of troops under his administration would have been much smoother.

Pictured: February 28, 2021, Orlando, Florida, United States: Former President Donald Trump

Trump also says the decision to go into the Middle East in the first place was one of the worst decisions America has ever made.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Why Australia is becoming the new home of the Hollywood blockbuster



Australia’s multimillion-dollar campaign to attract Hollywood productions to its shores appears to be paying off.

The allure of Australia lies not only in its picturesque locations but also in its competitive financial incentives.

The government offers generous rebates and tax breaks to international productions, making it an attractive proposition for filmmakers looking to maximise their budgets.

Despite the recent intake of Hollywood productions down under such as ‘The Fall Guy’ and ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’, Aussie independents are still finding the space to carve their own creative path.

Rob Fantozzi joined the program to discuss the latest in Hollywood, and showcased his own upcoming project – ‘Omerta‘. #featured

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Portal between countries shut down after international flashing



An international video portal has been forced to shut down after an OnlyFans model reportedly flashed passersby from across the globe.

On this episode of Ahron and Mike Live – Which would you prefer; pay rise or work perks, an international portal closes, the military reveal a submarine stingray and are you on a top or bottom burger bun?

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured #trending

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U.S. home prices surge 47%



American home prices are rising at faster pace now than in the last 20-years.

A recent analysis reveals a jaw dropping surge in the cost of American homes.

Since the start of 2020, U.S. home prices have surged 47% easily outstripping the gains seen in recent decades.

On top of that, home price growth so far this decade is on the verge of surpassing all the growth seen in the 2000s.

Many experts believe this decade’s housing market frenzy was ignited by a perfect storm — the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggering an unprecedented rush among buyers.

Tom Hutchens, the Executive Vice President of Production at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

#IN AMERICA TODAY #economy #housing #housingmarket #homeprices #homesales #inflation #trending

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