Endless battle for power in Afghanistan Pakistani support Pakistan has been under pressure from Kabul and Washington to stop offering safe havens to militants blamed for attacks in Afghanistan, a charge Islamabad denies and insists that its influence over the insurgents has been exaggerated. Kabul and Islamabad regularly trade accusations of harboring the other country's militants and the harsh language has underscored the strains between them. … [Read more...] about Direct talks with Taliban: ‘US exploring all avenues,’ State Department tells DW
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For those who had already made it to university, there is a different set of challenges. Stripped of their social networks and plunged back into a childhood holding pattern, many are struggling. “My mental health was a lot better at uni,” says Claudia, 20, from Leeds. She is in the second year of a computer science degree but is currently self-isolating with her mother and sister at home. Lately, things have been strained. Having grown used to her freedom at university, Claudia finds it hard being told what to do. “We’ll be watching TV for a bit and Mum will say, ‘Right, you need to deep clean the kitchen,’” Claudia says. “You have to tiptoe round her. I think she’s getting obsessive about cleaning because she’s not sure what else to do. It makes me feel panicky when she gets like this. I don’t know what she’s going to be like, day to day.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?
The victims of the shootings included Darnell Fisher, 17, who died after he was shot multiple times by a male suspect while the youth was walking in Washington Park section of the city after 10 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. … [Read more...] about Ten people are shot dead during Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015 despite coronavirus lockdown keeping most people at home
But that changed last year when scientists identified the Saint Lucia iguana, which has broad black bands on its body, and the pink rhino iguana, which turns pinkish-white in old age. … [Read more...] about New iguana species is found ‘hiding in plain sight’ in the Caribbean – having been known to inhabitants for years but thought to be a South American ‘invader’
Arnaud Leclerc, head of brand for Alfa Romeo, EMEA region and managing director for FCA UK and Ireland said: “We know these are uncertain times, so what better way to support our customers than give them the reassurance that should their financial circumstances change in the months ahead, we will be there to cover their monthly car repayments.” … [Read more...] about Alfa Romeo to cover finance payments on new cars if you lose your job due to coronavirus