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  • TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence on September 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga announced that the coronavirus state of emergency will end on Thursday, September 30.

    Suga lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency

    Noting that COVID-19 infections have significantly declined from their peak, the Japanese government will end the state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka, and 17 other prefectures today, September 30. The restrictions have been in effect in some form for more than half a year. The government will…

  • Border Security Force Recruits Graduation Ceremony SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand in formation during their induction parade on November 16, 2013 in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. In 2013, India had already close to a million soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir, making the disputed Himalayan region one of the most militarized zone in the world

    House of Commons MP: After Afghanistan’s Fall, Only the Indian Military Prevents Taliban Occupation of Jammu and Kashmir

    In remarks put forth by a UK Parliamentarian on the floor of the House of Commons, the Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir hangs in the balance now that the Taliban has control of Afghanistan. Since the mid-twentieth century, India, Pakistan, and China have vied for control of this disputed…

  • ZOJILA, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021: Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near the Zojila tunnel construction, which will connect Kashmir with Ladakh in Baltal 100 km east of Srinagar, reducing travel time from 3 hours to about 15 minutes.

    India Continues to Repel China’s Rhetoric on Border Violations

    Last years’ border dispute with India continues in diplomatic circles and reflects China’s continuing attempts to gain advantages over its neighboring country, even as India is placed under increasing pressure in the same Jammu and Kashmir region due to Taliban control of Afghanistan.  According to the Indian…

  • Rod-shaped Gram-negative Salmonella infantis bacteria revealed in the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, 2005.

    Salmonella Outbreak of ‘Unknown Origin’: CDC Investigating ‘Takeout Cups’ Bearing ‘Lime, Cilantro, and Onions’

    The CDC has potentially identified the source of a salmonella outbreak, which is still of “unknown origin” as the CDC continues to track the spread of the bacteria. While still not officially confirmed, the bacteria was discovered in a “takeout condiment cup”, which included cilantro, limes, and…

  • Almost 3 Tons of Heroin From Afghanistan Discovered at Indian Border Port

    $2.7 billion worth of heroin from Afghanistan was seized by Indian officials on its way to the international trade hub of Delhi on Monday, September 20. The deadly drug was discovered in containers marked ‘talc’ and was being transported across the border by two…

  • After Fall of Afghanistan, Indonesia on Guard for al-Qaeda-linked Activity, Arrests Key Leader

    According to Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency spokesman Wawan Hari Purwanto, following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Indonesian officials have stepped up their counter-terrorism efforts “particularly toward terrorist groups that have links to the Taliban’s ideology and networks.” A suspect once jailed for harboring the perpetrator of…

  • Texas on Alert as Hurricane Nicholas Approaches, Louisiana Prepares for Flash Floods

    A flash flood warning was issued as Hurricane Nicholas became a category 1 hurricane as of Monday night. The storm is heading for the same Texas coastal region that was hit hard by Harvey four years ago. Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a tweet on Sunday evening, asking Texans…

  • In this file photo of Operation Buzzard from July 8, 2002, British Royal Marines scramble out the back of a Chinook helicopter to conduct a random vehicle search on a dirt path near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in an effort to deny al Qaeda and Taliban militants freedom of movement in the region. Special forces presence in Afghanistan has been instrumental to keeping militant groups in check.

    Rumor of Delta Force and Navy SEAL Support as SAS Squadron Vows to Resist ISIS-K in Afghanistan

    It has widely been reported that a SAS squadron of up to 40 members has asked to stay behind in Afghanistan after the Kabul airport blast, to fight ISIS-K.  According to the UK’s Express, sources say the SAS squadron would like to set up…

  • A Royal Air Force Hercules C-130 lands during a mission to Cyprus, on August 14, 2014. C-130’s, such as this one participating in an aid drop to stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq, are reliable and tough.

    Daring Nighttime Raid: UK’s Special Air Service Rescued its Own From Taliban-Seized Kandahar

    According to the Daily Mail, a group of 20 elite Special Air Service (SAS) forces sent a distress signal to the British military when Kandahar fell to the Taliban. The Mail reports that the stranded SAS could not use the Kandahar airfield resources because the airstrip was…

  • A Cessna Citation X passenger jet refueling from Santa Fe Municipal Airport in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    Cessna Hits Laser Factory in Fiery Crash, Killing Doctors on Board

    A married Boston couple, both doctors, and their two pilots died in a fiery crash shortly after takeoff from Robertson Airport in Plainville, CT. Witnesses said the private jet appeared to struggle to take off. The Cessna Citation 560X jet crashed just about a mile away from the airport, hitting…

  • Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, shown questioning a hearing witness on May 14, 2020 in Washington DC.

    US Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullins ‘Completely Safe’ After Reported Lost on a ‘Rogue Mission’ in Afghanistan

    Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullins has resurfaced, albeit via social media. The last sighting of the Oklahoma Republican congressman was at the US embassy in Tajikistan, where an embassy employee said Mullins argued with him regarding the rules applied to how much cash could be brought into Afghanistan.  Mullins was planning…

  • Roadbed Saturated by Hurricane Ida Slides, Causing Mississippi Highway Collapse, Killing Two

    A deadly void appeared on a dark busy highway awash with torrential rains from Hurricane Ida, when a 60 foot wide, 30 foot deep hole suddenly opened up in front of drivers. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Cp. Cal Robertson, drivers may not have seen the hole and cars were…