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Former U.S. Envoy to Afghanistan on trusting the Taliban and why he resigned


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:54:55 -0400

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Zalmay Khalilzad shares his insight with Margaret Brennan in an exclusive interview.

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Afghan women protest for girls to return to school


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:49:57 -0400

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Nearly two dozen Afghan women risked punishment from the Taliban by rallying to support education for all. Since the Taliban takeover, schools in Afghanistan have been off-limits to most older girls. But their desire to learn survives. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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Afghan girls determined to return to school


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:13:07 -0400

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Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, schools have been off-limits to most older girls. But women continue to rally for education for all.

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Former U.S. Envoy to Afghanistan on Powell's lasting legacy


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:05:37 -0400

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Zalmay Khalilzad shares the impression Powell left on his career.

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How many Americans are left in Afghanistan?


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:54:56 -0400

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The former US envoy to Afghanistan weighs in on the state of returning American citizens back home from the embattled region.

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Former envoy to Afghanistan on the fate of girls under Taliban


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:54:55 -0400

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With the Taliban back in control of Afghanistan, what is the fate of Afghan women and young girls?

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Taliban says ISIS-K no threat, but bloodshed tells a different story


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:36:58 -0400

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"We can completely guarantee security for the Afghan people," a Taliban commander told CBS News, days after a mosque bombing killed more than 50 people.

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U.K. researchers study genetic link to methane emissions in cattle, key to reducing greenhouse gases


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:12:18 -0400

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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and reducing its emissions is one of the most important keys to curbing global warming. Cows are one of the main offenders, but experiments are proving that their level of gassiness is determined by genetics. CBS News' Mark Phillips spoke to researchers hoping that breeding cows with the right genes could prove a cost-effective way to reduce cattle methane emissions by as much as 50%.

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Taliban armed with U.S. weapons faces threat from ISIS-K


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:00:29 -0400

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CBS News' Imtiaz Tyab is on Kabul's streets with the Taliban who say they are using the American weapons they acquired in the U.S. evacuation to protect Afghans from ISIS-K.

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U.S. reports record number of migrant apprehensions along Mexican border


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:34:00 -0400

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Roughly 61% of the migrants encountered were quickly expelled to Mexico or their homeland under a pandemic-era policy known as Title 42.

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Afghan evacuees start to leave U.S. military sites


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:22:44 -0400

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Approximately 55,000 Afghan evacuees remain at U.S. military sites waiting to be resettled in communities across America.

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Biden says U.S. has "commitment" to defend Taiwan if China attacks


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:05:59 -0400

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The White House quickly walked back his remark, but amid questions over Washington's long-held policy of "strategic ambiguity," China warns the U.S. not to send "wrong signals."

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Some women report being drugged with needles at U.K. nightclubs


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:48:23 -0400

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Student groups in more than 40 cities across the U.K. have organized boycotts of nightclubs next week, with many young women saying they're afraid of being drugged.

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Vikings landed in North America 471 years before Columbus


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:08:09 -0400

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A solar storm and chopped wood proved that Vikings were present in Newfoundland, Canada in 1021 AD.

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Apparent threat from Haitian gang to kill kidnapped U.S. missionaries


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:09:28 -0400

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An unverified video posted online appears to feature the leader of the "400 Mawozo" gang threatening to shoot all 17 of the hostages if $17 million in ransom isn't paid.

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Queen Elizabeth spends night in hospital


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:54:03 -0400

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Buckingham Palace said she was taken to the hospital for "preliminary investigations."

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North Korea confirms test of missile designed for submarine launch


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:31:10 -0400

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Tuesday's launch is the most high-profile weapons test by North Korea since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January.

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Queen Elizabeth spends night in hospital


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:20:54 -0400

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In breaking news from Britain, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly spent the night in a hospital. Holly William has the details.

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Tension rises in Haiti over missionary kidnappings


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:21:56 -0400

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Protests erupted in Haiti as concerns over public safety continue to grow following the kidnapping of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries by a gang last week. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

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Reports warn climate change threatens national security


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:23:56 -0400

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The U.S. is getting a stark warning on the effects of climate change. Reports from defense and intelligence agencies say natural disasters like floods and droughts are forcing tens of millions around the world to flee their homes — creating a threat to U.S. national security.

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Genetics linked to how much methane cows release


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:10:26 -0400

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Cows are responsible for about 40% of global methane emissions.

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South Korean workers channel "Squid Game" to protest economic woes


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:56:01 -0400

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The huge popularity of the Netflix series gave the country's labor unions a strong theme for massive protests across the country, demanding "a world of equality."

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More homes evacuated overnight as La Palma volcano continues its eruption


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:50:55 -0400

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on the Island of La Palma on September 19 and shows no sign of slowing, having already forced the evacuation of over 6,000 residents and destroyed more than 1,800 buildings. Roxana Saberi speaks with a volcanologist who says the slow-moving lava means that there should be no real threat to human life.

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Former flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:32:52 -0400

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They remained barefoot, wearing only a slip, in silence for a few minutes during the choreographed protest in Rome.

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Haitian gangs have international groups, residents living in fear


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:00:14 -0400

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Residents in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince remain in a constant state of fear after criminal gangs have swept the area to fill the void of an unstable government.

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Haitians and international aid organizations live and work under ever-present threat of violence


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:49:55 -0400

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Five days after 17 missionaries were kidnapped outside of Port-au-Prince, Haitians and international aid organizations continue to live and work under an ever-present threat of kidnapping and violence. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.

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South Korea has partial success with 1st launch into the space race


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:29:21 -0400

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The country successfully launched a home-grown rocket for the 1st time, but the payload, a dummy satellite, failed to make it into orbit.

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El Salvador lawmakers reject challenge to nation's total abortion ban


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 05:33:05 -0400

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Congress members voted overwhelmingly against a petition filed by women's rights activists, who had challenged laws that make terminating pregnancy illegal in all cases.

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Unprecedented drone-rescue plan for dogs trapped by erupting volcano


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 03:51:37 -0400

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The four dogs have been stranded for weeks between rivers of red-hot lava streaming from the erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma.

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Protests held in Belarus amid claims president rigged election


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:46:34 -0400

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There are fears the situation in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus is getting out of control. Protesters have taken to the streets against the longtime president. Chris Livesay reports.

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ISIS accused of selling fake PPE online to finance terrorism


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:19:55 -0400

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Federal prosecutors say terror groups based in the Middle East are targeting American first responders in an online scam, according to a senior Department of Justice official. Catherine Herridge reports.

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New Zealand puts city on lockdown after first COVID-19 infection in months


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:07:14 -0400

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New Zealand is taking urgent action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, putting the city of Auckland on lockdown after four new cases popped up. There had been no new infections in the country for over three months. Health officials say all of the infections were found in one household, and that surface testing was underway at a store where a man from the infected family worked.

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Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:00:02 -0400

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President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia has approved a vaccine for the coronavirus, but it comes after less than two months of testing. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.

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Lebanese prime minister resigns amid protests over deadly blast


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:54:00 -0400

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Lebanon's prime minister and his entire government stepped down on Monday, following public outrage over the explosions in Beirut that killed at least 160 people last week. But even their resignation didn't put an end to the protests. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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More than 70 killed, 3,000 wounded in Beirut explosions


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:37:37 -0400

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More than 70 people are dead and 3,000 are wounded after two explosions shook the city of Beirut, Lebanon. The death toll has been rising by the hour, as investigators try to determine the cause. Chris Livesay reports.

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Opera breathes new life into Circus Maximus amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:30:55 -0400

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In this era of social distancing, Chris Livesay reports how an ancient place in Rome has become a safe performance space.

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Europe seeing COVID-19 cases rise as worldwide toll nears 18 million


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:29:42 -0400

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The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide stands at nearly 18 million, with the highest case totals outside the U.S. in Brazil, India and Russia. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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100,000 without power as storm barrels through Caribbean


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:19:59 -0400

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A powerful storm is barreling through the Caribbean tonight prompting warnings in the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico where about 100,000 are already without power.

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Air conditioning units could spread COVID-19, research suggests


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:52:07 -0400

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When the pandemic began, some hoped that the coronavirus would weaken in the summer heat. But cases have skyrocketed in the hottest parts of the country. Mounting evidence suggests that air conditioning may be partly to blame. Adrianna Diaz takes a look.

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U.S. charges Chinese hackers with targeting coronavirus vaccine research


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:51:31 -0400

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The Justice Department is accusing China of sponsoring hackers targeting coronavirus research labs in the U.S. Jeff Pegues reports. 

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Oxford vaccine prompts protective immune response in human trials


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:44:02 -0400

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There are promising results on three different coronavirus vaccines, including the leading candidate from the U.K.'s Oxford University. Trials show it provides two kinds of protection against COVID-19. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.

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"Pandemia: Latinos in Crisis" explores why the coronavirus has been so hard on the Latino community


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:43:02 -0400

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The coronavirus pandemic has been especially hard on the Latino community. A CBS News special, "Pandemia: Latinos in Crisis," explores why the community is vulnerable. Mireya Villarreal reports.

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"Critical shortage" of glass vials could be disastrous for pandemic response


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:42:02 -0400

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As the race to find a coronavirus vaccine continues across the world, a shortage of medical supplies, including glass vials, is raising concerns. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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Tensions rise as more than 140 Marines test positive for coronavirus at Okinawa base


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:41:47 -0400

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More than 140 U.S. Marines based on the island of Okinawa, Japan, have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the nation’s officials to say they’re “extremely concerned.” Ramy Inocencio reports.

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Russian hackers accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine developers


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:32:02 -0400

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Intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada and Britain say Russian hackers are once again targeting foreign governments. But this time, they say, they're accused of trying to steal research on vaccines for the coronavirus. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.

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90-year-old Scottish woman climbs stairs for charity


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:25:36 -0400

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In Scotland, an elderly woman set out to raise money for charity during the COVID-19 lockdown. And she did it by climbing a mountain, one stair at a time. Roxana Saberi shares her story.

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Sweden sees high virus mortality rate after resisting lockdown


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:24:51 -0400

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Many people in Sweden are satisfied with the country's lockdown-lite during the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, others are unhappy with its as the region saw one of the worst COVID-19 mortality rates in the world. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Florence's Uffizi museum reopens with pandemic restrictions


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:02:28 -0400

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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, has reopened after closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic. New health and safety restrictions, such as temperature checks and social distancing requirements, have been put in place. Chris Livesay reports.

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Social distancing rules defied as UK pubs reopen


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:38:50 -0400

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After months of lockdown, countries across the pond are slowly lifting coronavirus restrictions. People in the U.K. are celebrating their newfound freedom with ale, and museums in Paris opened their doors to the public. Charlie D'Agata reports.

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Men convicted of killing U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl could soon walk free


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:35:00 -0400

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The men convicted of the murder of Wall Street journal reporter Daniel Pearl could soon walk free. Pakistan's highest court supported an April lower court ruling that acquitted the men of the 2002 killing, citing a lack of evidence. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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