Biden To Announce He Will 'End America's Longest War' In Afghanistan

President Biden speaks at the Pentagon on Feb. 10. On Wednesday, he will announce the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war.

The president will announce the United States' intention to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:12am

West Midlands officer ‘visited abuse victim unannounced up to 30 times’

PC Colin Noble allegedly made ‘completely inappropriate comments’ at woman’s home, tribunal hears

A police constable visited a domestic violence victim’s house unannounced up to 30 times and made a “catalogue of completely inappropriate comments”, a tribunal heard.

PC Colin Noble of West Midlands police is accused of “trying it on” with four domestic abuse victims and faces dismissal for gross misconduct.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:07am

How Covid made me re-lose – and fall back in love with – New York

Without travel, I missed New York terribly – and I realized I need to spend time there to feel more like me

In 2005, the year I turned 40, I moved upstate after living in New York City for 15 years, relinquishing a part of my identity I thought I never would.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 5:00am

Platinum pop-punks the Offspring: 'We're outcasts among outcasts'

They scored a UK No 1 single and the biggest-selling independent album ever. Thirty-seven years into their career, the California band ponder middle-aged sex – and being denied respect

“It’s very fashionable now to say, ‘When we were young, we didn’t fit in,’” says Dexter Holland, frontman for multi-platinum punk-rockers the Offspring, Zooming from the band’s plush Orange County recording studio. “But it really was true for us in high school, where everything was about looks, athleticism and popularity. I mean, look at us!”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 5:02am

On Mexico’s southern border it’s business as usual as US-bound migrants trudge north

As the Biden administration enlists its neighbours in attempts to slow the flow of people, families seeking a future free from hunger and violence journey on

Groups of men, women and children stepped off small boats and on to Mexican soil without showing their documents to anyone.

Drivers quickly bundled them into taxis which sped past an immigration office to a nearby crossroad, where the travelers climbed into a vans for the next leg of their journey toward the US border.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:00am

Snakes and lettuce: shoppers in Australia find venomous snake in Aldi fresh produce bag

After finding the baby pale-headed snake, Alexander White had a troubling thought: ‘What if the snake has come from something else?’

A Sydney couple received a fright when they discovered a rare venomous snake in a bag of supermarket lettuce – but recovered and later used the fresh produce in a salad wrap.

The juvenile pale-headed snake, Hoplocephalus bitorquatus, was tucked into a two-pack of cos lettuce which Alexander White and his partner, Amelie Neate, purchased from an Aldi supermarket in Sydney on Monday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:55am