Chaos in Afghanistan due to the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul. Thousands of dead in Haiti after the earthquake. Government and opposition of Venezuela will meet again. Several storms impact the Caribbean. Also, why more women decide not to have children. This is what you need to know to start the day. Truth first.
The Taliban take control of Afghanistan
The presidential palace in Kabul was handed over to the Taliban after former President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday. The situation evolved rapidly and chaos spread in various areas of the country, as officials from other countries and residents tried to get out of Afghanistan as they could. What happened this weekend, with control in the hands of the Taliban and the US troops leaving, represents the end of almost two decades of war. This is what you need to know.
Haiti: the number of victims increases after earthquake
The level of tragedy in Haiti after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday is already in the thousands: more than 1,200 people have died, at least 5,700 were injured, almost 2,900 houses were totally destroyed. These are figures that, according to the authorities, could increase in the next few hours. The US and several countries in the region have pledged to bring aid. CNNE learned from the epicenter of the earthquake that the greatest emergency at this time is for medical assistance.
Dialogue in Venezuela will continue on these dates
The Norwegian government, which acts as a mediator between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, published a statement after the dialogue between both parties in Mexico. In addition to noting that the meetings held this month were “constructive”, Norway said in the statement that the government and the opposition will meet again from September 3-6. This is what we know.
US could see 200,000 daily cases of covid-19 soon
This was predicted by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, due to the rapid spread of the delta variant among unvaccinated people. “I would be surprised if we don’t exceed 200,000 cases a day in the next two weeks,” he said. The last time the US averaged more than 200,000 cases a day was in January, when COVID-19 vaccines weren’t widely available.
Fred and Grace’s risks in the Caribbean
Fred was once again a tropical storm and could impact northwest Florida this Monday morning. Meanwhile, the Grace system has lost its intensity and is thus far a tropical depression, yet it does not stop creating danger. In fact, Grace poses a serious threat as she moves into Haiti, which has just been devastated by an earthquake. Additionally, tropical depression number eight of the season just formed in northeast Bermuda, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
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Why more women decide not to have children
A growing number of women in the US are choosing not to have children, a trend that has been seen for more than a decade. These are their reasons for not being mothers.
Why are we not able to remember our first years of life?
We tend to remember very little of life before age 7. Why? One of the reasons may be a phenomenon known as “infantile amnesia.” We explain what it consists of.
Cryptocurrencies: we explain what the differences are between currencies and how they are created
If you are a newcomer and you are thinking of entering this market, experts indicate that it is necessary that you do it with caution and education.
# NuevaMúsica: C. Tangana, Sebastián Yatra and Carlos Vives, among others
At Zona Pop CNN we compile some of the most notable musical premieres of the week. Check out the list, along with their videos, here.
Gerd Müller, legendary German striker, dies at 75
He was one of the most outstanding footballers in the history of Bayern Munich, and the architect of the goal that gave West Germany victory in the 1974 World Cup.
The number of the day
US $ 3,000,000
It is the sum of money that a South Carolina man won after buying the lottery. The curious thing about the new millionaire is that, less than 15 days before, he had won the lottery for the first time, but with a loot of US $ 40,000.
Quote of the day
“One more year, or five more years, of a US military presence would have made no difference if the Afghan military is unable or unwilling to support its own country.”
It was written by US President Joe Biden, after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban became known. The message was sent from Camp David, where the president is spending a few days on vacation.
Selection of the day
Products to improve your mood and that will help you if you have depression, anxiety or insomnia
From light therapy lamps to a kit to create your own bath bombs, these items will help you have better days and nights.
And to finish…
Federer’s unusual prowess and absence from the US Open
Tennis player Roger Federer surprised his followers on social networks with a clip where he demonstrates skills in table tennis. By the same means, the Swiss announced that he will miss the rest of the season, due to a new surgery.