Tracy: Scientists increasingly believe climate change is making hurricanes stronger and more destructive
CBS News senior national and environmental correspondent Ben Tracy discusses how warmer water is causing more deadly and destructive hurricanes – and whether there should be rebuilding along the coast.news.yahoo.com
Taliban freed from US prison, claims exchanged for American
A senior Taliban detainee said Monday he was released from a U.S. prison and handed over earlier in the day to the Taliban in Kabul, in exchange for an American prisoner held in Afghanistan. Bashir Noorzai, a notorious drug lord and member of the Taliban, told reporters in Kabul that he spent 17 years and six months in U.S. captivity. Other Taliban officials claimed he was held at the the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, but those statements could not be confirmed.news.yahoo.com
Blast outside Russian Embassy in Kabul kills 2 embassy staff
Russian Foreign Ministry says two of its embassy staff were killed by an explosion outside Russia’s Embassy in Kabul on Monday. Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti reported earlier, citing anonymous sources, that 15-20 people were killed or wounded as the result of the explosion. According to RIA Novosti, the blast occurred when a Russian diplomat came out to the people queuing outside to call out the names of the candidates for a visa.news.yahoo.com
The Evacuation of Afghanistan Never Ended
A year after the last U.S. military flights left, some Afghans who are vulnerable to retribution from the Taliban are being resettled in the U.S. But others are stuck in third-party countries, and many remain trapped in Afghanistan, at great risk.newyorker.com
One year on, Afghans at risk await evacuation, relocation
More than a year after the Taliban takeover that saw thousands of people rushing to Kabul’s international airport amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal, Afghans who failed to get on evacuation flights say they are still struggling to find safe and legal ways out of the country.
Air Force: Crew not at fault for Afghan deaths in evacuation
The Air Force has concluded that air crew members acted appropriately and were not at fault for some tragic deaths during the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan last year, when desperate Afghans clung to a military plane as it was taking off and fell to their deaths or were caught in the wheels.
UN says over 100 ex-Afghan and international forces killed
The United Nations secretary-general says the world body has received “credible allegations” that more than 100 former members of the Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with international troops have been killed since the Taliban takeover of the country on Aug. 15.