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Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers

ABC News Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez and ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy discuss the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis.
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VIDEO: Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers
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Iran denies being involved in attack on Salman Rushdie

Iran had issued a fatwa demanding his death decades ago.
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FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. An Iranian government official denied on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Rushdie, in remarks that were the country's first public comments on the attack. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Residents of a Cairo neighborhood say they are in shock a day after a devastating fire ripped through a Coptic Orthodox church, killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children
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A worker installs scaffolding at the Abu Sefein church, a day after a fire killed over 40 people and injured at least 14 others, in the densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan

ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is live in Kabul, Afghanistan, where the Taliban is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
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VIDEO: Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan
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Norway hits export record amid soaring gas prices

Norway’s exports have reached a record in July that is driven mainly by higher natural gas prices
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FILE - The Ekofisk oil field off the North Sea in Norway, Oct. 24, 2019. Norway’s exports have reached a record in July that is driven mainly by higher natural gas prices. The Scandinavian country’s statistics agency on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 said Norwegian exports reached 229 billion kroner ($24 billion) last month. Norway is a major producer of offshore oil and gas. (Carina Johansen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
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1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger

Mélissa Cornet, an advisor for CARE Afghanistan, said the country is facing a humanitarian crisis a year after the Taliban retook control.
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VIDEO: 1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger
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Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why drug cartels exploded, and what do they want
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London's Heathrow Airport extends passenger cap to October

London’s Heathrow Airport says it will extend its cap on daily passenger numbers until the end of October to cope with soaring demand for air travel amid staffing shortages
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FILE - Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, July 13, 2022. London’s Heathrow Airport says on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 it will extend its cap on daily passenger numbers until the end of October as part of its efforts to cope with soaring demand for air travel amid staffing shortages. The airport, one of Europe’s busiest, said a maximum of 100,000 travelers can depart each day until Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, file)
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Kenya's Ruto declared president after last-minute chaos

After last-minute chaos that could foreshadow a court challenge, Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga
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Supporters of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto celebrate at his party headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga, a triumph for the man who shook up politics by appealing to struggling Kenyans on economic terms and not on traditional ethnic ones. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

The Taliban are marking a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul.
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FILE - Passengers walk to the departures terminal of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, past a mural of President Ashraf Ghani, as the Taliban offensive encircled the capital. On the eve of the anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan's former president on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, defended what he said was a split-second decision to flee, saying he wanted to avoid the humiliation of surrender to the insurgents. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
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Libyan police detain dozens of migrants in fresh crackdown

Authorities in western Libya say they rounded up dozens of migrants in the capital of Tripoli in the latest crackdown on migrants in the conflict-ridden country
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Greek police find 38 migrants near Turkish border

Greek police say they have found 38 migrants who had been reported stranded on an islet in the Evros River on the border between Greece and Turkey
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan

Heavy rains have set off flash floods.
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This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)
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Drought, Ukraine art, Kenya election results: World in Photos, Aug. 15

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Drought, Ukraine art, Kenya election results: World in Photos, Aug. 15
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Israel rejects appeal to release Palestinian hunger striker

An Israeli military court has rejected an appeal for release by a Palestinian prisoner whose health is deteriorating as he continues a 165-day hunger strike to protest being held without charge or trial
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Protesters gather with a Palestinian flag outside the hospital where Palestinian Khalil Awawdeh, pictured in the placards, a prisoner in Israel on hunger strike, is now clinging to life in Be'er Yaakov, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Arabic on the placard reads, "Freedom for Khalil Awawdeh." His family says Awawdeh has refused food to draw attention to his detention by Israel without trial or charge. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Mali charges 49 Ivory Coast soldiers detained since July

A Mali prosecutor says the 49 Ivory Coast soldiers held in Mali since July on accusations of being mercenaries have now been charged with undermining state security
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7 accused in $1.2M extortion scheme at Puerto Rico docks

Federal authorities have arrested seven people including a union leader and various dock workers accused in a $1.2 million extortion scheme that targeted shipping companies
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Germany won't back call to end Russian tourist visas

Germany does not support several fellow European countries that are calling for an EU-wide move to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre during a press conference at Munch in Oslo on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
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Norwegian officials euthanize Freya the walrus

Officials in Norway said they have euthanized a walrus in the Oslo Fjord after concluding it posed a risk to humans.
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Officials in Norway said they have euthanized a walrus in the Oslo Fjord after concluding it posed a risk to humans.
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Afghan refugees face challenges 1 year after Taliban takeover

State Department data shows tens of thousands of Afghans are still going through the process of applying for special immigrant visas.
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VIDEO: Afghan refugees face challenges 1 year after Taliban takeover
August 15

Kremlin critic Navalny says he's in solitary confinement

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says prison officials ordered him to serve at least three days in solitary confinement, citing a minor infraction, in retaliation for his activism behind bars
August 15
FILE - In this image provided by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears on a video screen set up at Moscow City Court, on May 24, 2022. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says prison officials ordered him to serve at least three days in solitary confinement, citing a minor infraction, in retaliation for his activism behind bars.(Russian Federal Penitentiary Service via AP)
August 15

French military: Last group of soldiers has left Mali

The French military says the last group of its soldiers has left Mali, nine years after they were deployed in the West African country to oust Islamic extremists from power
August 15
FILE - French Barkhane force soldiers who wrapped up a four-month tour of duty in the Sahel leave their base in Gao, Mali, June 9, 2021. French officials announced Monday Aug. 15, 2022 that the last soldier from the operation has now left Mali, finalising the withdrawal of French troops after a 10-year-long presence. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
August 15

Oil barriers to rein in spread of dead fish from Oder River

German officials are expressing mounting anger at the slow flow of information from Poland about a polluted border river as experts race to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish and tried to rein in the spread of their carcasses
August 15
Dead fish lie on the banks of the German-Polish border river Oder in Lebus, eastern Germanny, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Poland’s environment minister says laboratory tests following a mass dying off of fish detected high levels of salinity but no mercury in waters of Central Europe’s Oder River. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 15

Ship carrying grain for Ethiopia ready to leave Ukraine

A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia was getting ready to sail from a Black Sea port
August 15
Local residents, many of whom fled the war, gather to hand out donated items such as medicines, clothes, and personal belongings to their relatives on the territories occupied by Russia, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Volunteers transport these items across the frontline and distribute them to addresses at their own risk. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
August 15

Location of 1st ship to leave Ukraine carrying grain unknown

Ukraine's embassy in Beirut says the first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal has had its cargo resold several times and there is now no information about its location and cargo destination
August 15
FILE - The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni sails under Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge after being inspected by Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. officials at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 3, 2022. The Razoni, the first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal, has had its cargo resold several times and there is now no information about its location and cargo destination, the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut said Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
August 15

Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul

ABC News looks at how Afghanistan has changed since the Taliban took over and what it means for the U.S. as well as women and girls left behind.
August 15
VIDEO: Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul
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Urban combat and beyond: Ukrainian recruits get UK training

Hundreds of new Ukrainian army recruits are training to liberate Ukraine from Russian invasion — but they are doing it more than 1,000 miles away in England
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Ukrainian volunteer military recruits take part in an urban battle exercise whilst being trained by British Armed Forces at a military base in Southern England, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. MOD and British Army as the UK Armed Forces continue to deliver international training of Ukrainian Armed Forces recruits in the United Kingdom.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 15

Death toll in fireworks depot blast in Armenia reaches 7

Armenian officials say that the death toll in a fireworks storage explosion in the country's capital has risen to seven
August 15
Firefighters extinguish flames as smoke rises from Surmalu market about two kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the center of Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area has ripped through a market in Armenia's capital. At least one person has been killed and about 20 others have been injured. The blast on Sunday set off a large fire. (Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via AP)
August 15

Minister: Syria ready to repatriate refugees from Lebanon

A Syrian Cabinet minister says Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon can start returning home, where he says they will get all the help they need from authorities
August 15
FILE - Syrian children play soccer near their tented homes at a refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, July 7, 2022. A Syrian Cabinet minister said Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, that Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon can start returning home, where he said they will get all the help they need from authorities. Tiny Lebanon is home to 1 million Syrian refugees who fled war in their country after the conflict began in March 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
August 15

Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on more corruption charges

It added six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence.
August 15
FILE - Protesters walk through a market with posters of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 8, 2021. A Myanmar court convicted Suu Kyi in more corruption cases Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, adding six years to prison sentence. (AP Photo, File)
August 15

Kenya’s electoral commission chair declares Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election.

Kenya’s electoral commission chair declares Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election.
August 15
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Russian shells slam into eastern Ukraine, killing 3 people

Nearly 20 others were also wounded.
August 15
Russian rockets launch against Ukraine from Russia's Belgorod region are seen at dawn in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Belikov)
August 15

Putin vows to expand arms trade with Russia's allies

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to expand military cooperation with the country’s allies, noting that Moscow is ready to offer them its most advanced weapons
August 15
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the opening of the Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Putin vowed to strengthen Russia's military cooperation with its allies. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 15

With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday

Polish officials are marking their nation’s Armed Forces Day holiday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic underlining of NATO support for members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine
August 15
Gen. Darryl Williams, the new commanding general of United States Army Europe and Africa, second right, greets with US soldier during a picnic marking the Polish Army Day in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic underlining of NATO support for members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
August 15

Germans face higher bills as tax aids natural gas importers

Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine
August 15
FILE Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine. An association of gas pipeline operators set the level at 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt hour under legislation passed by the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
August 15

Firefighters battle raging wildfires in Spain

Extreme heat and drought have meant wildfires are burning out of control in Spain and France.
August 15
VIDEO: Firefighters battle raging wildfires in Spain
August 15

Pay pushes Venezuelan teachers to protest, consider quitting

Public school teachers across Venezuela had planned to use their annual vacation bonus to buy uniforms for their children, waterproof leaky roofs and get new prescription glasses
August 15
FILE - Venezuelan Kimberly Gutierrez helps her son Johan Mejia with his homework as they wait for his school bus in Cucuta, Colombia, at sunrise Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, after crossing the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. A few days into their long break, teachers have been marching by the thousands around the country, threatening to strike when school resumes or possibly even to abandon their profession after the government paid them only a tiny fraction of their annual vacation bonus. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
August 15

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the U.S. and other governments to impose further sanctions on its army-controlled government
August 15
FILE - Myanmar nationals living in South Korea march to condemn Myanmar's recent executions of activists, at the down town in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the U.S. and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who ousted its elected government early last year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
August 15

Norway bridge collapses, drivers of 2 vehicles rescued

A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway has collapsed with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section
August 15
A view of a bridge that has collapsed over the River Laagen, in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway has collapsed with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a collapsed section. Police said the drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well. (Geir Olsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
August 15

Police in Moldova investigate string of bomb threats

Police in Moldova’s capital Chisinau are investigating a string of bomb threats at locations including at the country’s supreme court and its international airport
August 15
August 15

Norway euthanizes Freya the walrus, who drew crowds to Oslo Fjord

"I am firm that this was the right call," a Norwegian official said.
August 15
Freya the walrus sitting on a boat in Frognerkilen in Oslo Fjord, Norway, July 18, 2022.
August 15

PM Modi pledges to make India developed country in 25 years

Modi aims to turn poverty-ridden India into a developed country in 25 years.
August 15
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center in blue, arrives at the 17th-century Mughal-era Red Fort on Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug.15, 2022. The country is marking the 75th anniversary of its independence from British rule. (AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia)
August 15

Dutch court expects November verdicts in MH17 downing trial

Verdicts in the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are expected to be delivered on Nov. 17
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Iranian official says Salman Rushdie and his fans are to blame for attack

"No one has the right to accuse Iran," an Iranian official said on Monday.
August 15
In this photo released on Aug. 11, 2022, by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran.
August 15

US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties

The U.S. military says an attack with drones hit a compound run by American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters in eastern Syria
August 15
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A fatwa followed by decades of terror, a timeline

Extremists have targeted writers, publishers and translators since 1989.
August 15
In this file photo, author Salman Rushdie arrives at the High Court to settle a libel action brought against Ron Evans, in London, on Aug. 26, 2008.
August 15

Myanmar court convicts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in more corruption cases, adds six years to prison sentence

Myanmar court convicts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in more corruption cases, adds six years to prison sentence
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S Korea offers North economic benefits for denuclearization

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is offering “audacious” economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program
August 15
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol waves a national flag during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
August 15

Israeli police kill Palestinian in east Jerusalem raid

Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man, claiming he had attempted to stab officers during a raid in east Jerusalem
August 15
Volunteers with Zaka rescue service clean blood from the scene of a shooting attack that wounded several Israelis near the Old City of Jerusalem, early Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Israeli police and medics say a gunman opened fire at a bus in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)
August 15

China announces more military drills around Taiwan as island’s president meets with new U.S. congressional delegation

China announces more military drills around Taiwan as island’s president meets with new U.S. congressional delegation
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