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  1. washingtonpost.com

Residents in Ida-battered southeastern Louisiana brace for weeks without power

LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. — Bethanie Podany has spent most of the past week crammed into her sister’s house in Houma, La., with her husband, two young children and more than a dozen other relatives.

Louisiana brace for weeks without power
Entergy utility trucks are seen parked on the street car track of Canal St. as Hurricane Ida approaches the Louisiana coast in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

Hurricane Ida made refugees of them when it slammed into the Gulf Coast last week and knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands of people in the region. For Podany, trying to keep her Raceland, La., house powered by a generator seemed like a lost cause because fuel was in short supply. read more 

2. bbc.com

Afghanistan: Taliban break up women’s rights protest in Kabul

Taliban officials have broken up a demonstration by dozens of women in Kabul demanding rights following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

The group say the Taliban targeted them with tear gas and pepper spray as they tried to walk from a bridge to the presidential palace.

But the Taliban maintain the protest got out of control, according Afghan media outlet Tolo news.,read more 

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Australia beat the world on shutting out Covid. Now it is bitterly divided on how to reopen

Updated 0157 GMT (0957 HKT) September 4, 2021

(CNN)An increasingly frustrated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison turned to an animated film last week to drive home his point that the country needs to reopen — Covid or no Covid.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Hundreds of people wait in line for their Covid-19 vaccine at the South Western Sydney vaccination centre at Macquarie Fields on August 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. New South Wales recorded 681 COVID-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours. The entire state of NSW is now in lockdown as health authorities work to contain the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
Australia and New Zealand struggle with new surge after defeating past outbreaks  (CNN)
“It’s like that movie ‘The Croods’,” he said, referring to the 2013 movie about a prehistoric family forced to leave their home. “People wanted to stay in the cave … We can’t stay in the cave and we can get out of it safely.” read more 

4. usatoday.com

POLITICS

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites

Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.

Biden will visit ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon and the memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 was forced down, the White House said Saturday. He will be accompanied by first lady Jill Biden. read more 

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5. timesofindia.indiatimes

08:19 (IST) Sep 05

About 600 Taliban killed in Afghanistan’s Panjshir, claim resistance forces

About 600 Taliban have been killed in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Panjshir, Sputnik reported citing the Afghan resistance forces as saying on Saturday. “About 600 Taliban have been liquidated in various districts of Panjshir since morning. More than 1,000 Taliban have been captured or surrendered themselves,” the resistance forces’ spokesperson Fahim Dashti tweeted. The spokesperson further added that the Taliban had problems with getting supplies from other Afghan provinces, Sputnik reported. read more 

 

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