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At least 12 U.S. Marines, a Navy medic, and multiple children died in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

The death toll exceeds 75 killed in two suicide explosions at the Kabul airport's North gate on Thursday. Over 100 people -- Americans and Afghans -- are wounded.

The death toll is expected to go much higher. The Marines were in the process of patting down the suicide bombers when the bombs went off.

Fox News reports there is no indication that Taliban were involved in the bombings.

12 Marines are dead and another 15 Marines are injured, according to multiple reports.

The explosions came as the United States, Britain and other countries evacuated thousands of Americans and Afghans who worked for the US out of the airport when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Thousands of Americans in Kabul are desperate to leave Afghanistan but they are unable to get to the airport due to increased threats by the Taliban and ISIS.
 
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The U.S. Ambassador in Kabul previously told staff not to go to the airport due to the threats by the Taliban.

U.S. Pres. Joe Biden has canceled meetings at the White House on Thursday and no press briefing will be held at the White House today.

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The image of a crying baby being lifted over a razor wire fence by a marine symbolized the desperation of the Afghan people.

In the viral photo, a marine is seen lifting a baby girl over the razor wire fence after her parents begged the marines for medical help.

The baby was suffering from the effects of tear gas fired by soldiers to disperse the crowd.

The baby was later reunited with her father.

Afghans were photographed handing their children to American and British soldiers as thousands of people stampeded outside the Kabul airport on Friday (see video below).

The tragedy unfolded last week when U.S. Pres. Joe Biden made the decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan after 20 years occupying the region.

Ex-British prime minister Tony Blair called Biden an "imbecile" over his decision to order the troops out of Afghanistan. Blair urged Biden to extend the deadline for withdrawal.

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A photographer captured the moment when another baby was reunited with her parents who had earlier handed her to soldiers in desperation. The family later boarded an evacuation aircraft out of Kabul.

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Turkish soldiers cared for the children at a clinic inside the airport before reuniting them with their anxious parents.

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A Turkish soldier is pictured kissing a baby refugee before reuniting her with her parents. All of the children were reunited with their parents.

Dozens of people were shot by the Taliban or crushed in the stampede outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Saturday.

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The desperation intensified Saturday as word spread that mercy flights out of Kabul will end in a few days.

Thousands of Afghan people have descended on the Kabul airport over the past week desperately hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Kabul.

The U.S. Embassy warned Americans not to go to the Kabul airport due to security threats. The U.S. Embassy said they can't guarantee their safety.
 

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Taliban fighters mocked U.S. Pres. Joe Biden by eating ice cream in photos shared on Twitter.com and other social media platforms.

A photo published by Afghan media on Twitter showed several Taliban militants enjoying ice cream cones after taking control of an amusing park in Afghanistan.

The Taliban fighters discovered a machine that serves soft ice cream and enjoyed ice cream treats while riding bumper cars.

Biden is known for eating ice cream and posing for photo ops with ice cream cones in both hands.

Afghan media reports the fighters were mocking a "weak" Biden after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

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Americans are horrified by images and video of women and children injured or dead at the Kabul International airport.

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Families leave all their possessions behind and flee to the airport, desperate to get on evacuation planes.

Thousands of Americans are still trapped in the fallen country. There are reports of "forced marriages" between Taliban fighters are adolescent girls.

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Despite the mocking tweets, Twitter says the Taliban can stay on the platform as long as they don't incite violence.

In a statement to Mediaite.com, Twitter said its "top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant."

One Taliban account has more than 310,000 followers.

Conservative lawmakers noted that the Taliban has Twitter accounts but Donald Trump is still banned.

"Why on God's green Earth does the Taliban spokesman have an active Twitter account but not the former President of the United States?," Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) tweeted Sunday.

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Cardi B sent her prayers to the survivors of Haiti's devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that left over 1,300 people dead on Sunday.

The epicenter was located about 100 miles west of Haiti's capital city Port-au-Prince.

Rescuers are scrambling to find victims still alive in the rubble before tropical depression Grace arrives on Monday.

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The devastating earthquake comes a month after Haiti's president Jovenel Moise was assassinated by armed members of a hit squad with ties to Miami and the Dominican Republic.

On Saturday, Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, took to social media to share her sympathy and prayers for the Haitians affected by the earthquake.

"I got a soft spot for Haiti and [its] people. They my cousins. I pray for Haiti they go thru soo much... God please cover that land and its people," she tweeted.

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan, said she will donate all her prize money from an upcoming tournament to the Haitian people.

The Republic of Haiti is located on Hispaniola Island and shares its eastern border with the Dominican Republic where Cardi B's father was born.

Haiti has a history of killer earthquakes. Hispaniola Island sits between two large tectonic plates that are always active.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti left an estimated 300,000 people dead and 1 million people without homes.
 

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Haiti's First Lady Martine Moise was airlifted to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition after she was wounded during the presidential assassination.

An air ambulance carrying the critically wounded first lady landed in South Florida at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Hours earlier, her husband, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in their home.

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Martine Moise, 47, received multiple gunshot wounds to her upper torso, legs, arm and hand. Her current condition is listed as "stable" and "out of danger", according to WPLG.

President Moise, 53, was shot multiple times and killed by commandos at the presidential palace in the hills above Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The Haitian president was shot 12 times and one of his eyes was gouged out, DailyMail.com reports.

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A graphic photo showing the president's mutilated body lying on the ground sparked speculation that he was castrated to "send a message."

The commandos pretended to be agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to gain access to the presidential palace in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Moise's terrified daughter Jomarlie hid in a bedroom and was not injured. She told police the commandos shouted "DEA agents" as they stormed the palace.

Haitian police exchanged gunfire with the commandos, killing four of them on Wednesday. Two of the commandos were arrested, according to DailyMail.com.

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From his hospital bed, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow at the "odious" assassination and condemned all forms of violence, according to a Vatican statement.

Pope Francis is in the hospital recovering from surgery. He is pictured with the Moises during a private meeting on January 26, 2018 at the Vatican.

Martine and Jovenel, a former auto parts salesman, were childhood sweethearts who attended the same school in Port-au-Prince. They were married in 1996 and share three grown children.

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First Lady Martine Moise is pictured giving school kits and shoes to students in Port-au-Prince in 2017 -- the year her husband took office.

Haitians accused President Moise of becoming a dictator. His refusal to hold elections last year to pick his successor resulted in civil unrest and violence on the island nation.

On Wednesday, millions of Haitians huddled inside their homes as the Haitian police and military took control of the country.

Prime Minister Joseph Claude assumed sole power of Haiti -- despite Moise appointing his replacement the day before he was gunned down.

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A powerful political leader in Ghana says the "LGBTQ pandemic" is worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, and "it must be fought by all of us."

Parliament Speaker Alban Bagbin made the remark during a morning prayer meeting on Tuesday, where the lawmakers introduced an anti-LGBT+ bill.

Another lawmaker, Samuel Nartey George, wrote in a Facebook post that the "landmark legislation" is "in my humble opinion a world class piece of legislation which should be reference material for other Parliaments seeking to pass similar legislation."

George added: "Let me be clear here, homosexuality is NOT a human right. It is a lifestyle choice. A sexual preference."

The new bill would criminalize the "promotion, advocacy, funding and act of homosexuality in all its forms," according to published reports.

The proposed legislation is officially titled the "Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021."

LGBT+ rights activist groups warn that the bill heightens HIV risks. The bill is expected to become law by the end of 2021.

In 2011, then-President Barack Obama threatened to cut off foreign aid to African nations that refused to recognize or protect LGBT+ rights.

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Matt Hancock has resigned as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care after photos surfaced of him kissing his closest aide, Gina Coladangelo, pictured together in 2019.

Hancock, a member of the Conservative Party in England, was under pressure to resign after The Sun newspaper published pictures of him embracing and kissing Coladangelo.

The newspaper said the photos were taken inside the Department of Health on May 6. The photos show Hancock and Colandangelo locked in an intimate embrace and kissing passionately.

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Ms. Coladangelo, pictured with Hancock in 2019, is married with three children.

Mr. Hancock married Martha Hoyer Miller in 2006. They have three children.

Hancock's stoic wife, Martha, was spotted outside her north-west London home on June 24 after the scandalous photos were published. She was still wearing her wedding band.

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Hancock's extramarital affair angered Britains, particularly since Hancock advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson to force Brits to socially distance and wear face masks.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen told BBC News it was not the affair that angered the public "but the hypocrisy of being someone who makes the rules and then broke the rules".

Hancock reportedly chose to resign and was not forced out of his position by the prime minister.

Ms. Coladangelo is also leaving her position as a non-executive director of the Department of Health. It is unclear if she was fired for fraternizing on the job.

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South Africa's Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu died suddenly on Friday, April 30, weeks after her husband, the king, died of a diabetes-related illness.

Queen Mantfombi, 65, was one of King Goodwill Zwelithini's six wives. King Goodwill died on March 12, 2021 in the eastern city of Durban. He was 72.

The queen was elected the Regent of the Zulu Nation in line with the king's wishes.

His Majesty's will was read in the presence of more than 200 members of the Royal Family on March 24, 2021.

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King Zwelithini (pictured left) is survived by five wives and 28 children. He married his sixth wife, Queen Zola Mafu, after she turned 18 on July 26, 2014.

While Her Majesty Queen Mantfombi acted as the de facto Regent of Zulu nation, further decisions on the succession of the Zulu Monarchy were pending until the family's mourning period for the king had ended.

Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch Mangosuthu Buthelezi, 92, denied rumors that she was poisoned.

"This has taken us by surprise and left us utterly bereft," he said.

Queen Mantfombi was admitted to a hospital last week, exactly a month after she was elected regent, following her husband's death.

The Queen was the third senior Zulu royal to be buried in recent months following the death of Zwelithini's eldest son in November, and the king's death in March.

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Gay men living in the Ivory Coast were forced to flee their homes after the U.S. embassy posted a photo on its website identifying the men as members of the LGBT community.

The photo shows a group of six men signing a condolence book for victims of the Orlando gay bar massacre last month.

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Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death

A 25-year-old pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned to death by her father and other relatives for marrying a man without their consent.

Farzana Parveen and her husband Mohammad Iqbal, 45, were attacked at the court house in downtown Lahore on Tuesday. Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, said her lawyer, Mustafa Kharal. He said she was three months pregnant.

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