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Coronavirus Origins Are Still Uncertain: US Intel Probe  Bloomberg

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Department of Justice lawyers revealed Wednesday that the FBI improperly gave agents access to a suspect’s private online communications that only a few agents were authorized to see, sparking privacy concerns that investigators could be sharing too much information without permission. Virgil Griffith, a young technologist who gave a public talk about cryptocurrencies at a conference in North Korea, was the subject of an FBI search warrant to…

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How did humans learn to talk and why haven’t chimpanzees followed suit? Linguistics expert Sverker Johansson busts some chauvinist myths

How and when did human language evolve? Did a “grammar module” just pop into our ancestors’ brains one day thanks to a random change in our DNA? Or did language come from grooming, or tool use, or cooking meat with fire? These and other hypotheses exist, but there seems little way to rationally choose between them. It was all so very long ago, so any theory must be essentially speculation.

Or must it? This is the question presented as an elegant intellectual thriller by The Dawn of Language: Axes, Lies, Midwifery and How We Came to Talk. Its author is Sverker Johansson, a serene and amiable 60-year-old Swede who speaks to me over Zoom from his book-crammed home study in the city of Falun, where he works as a senior adviser at Dalarna University.

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Sirhan Sirhan: six Kennedy children condemn decision to grant killer parole

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Two children of assassinated Senator Robert F Kennedy support California decision which may be reversed

Six children of Robert F Kennedy have condemned the decision to grant parole to Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot and killed the New York senator as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.

Related: ‘Something died in America’: John Lewis on Robert Kennedy’s legacy

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  1. Afghan Resistance leader: Biden’s crisis cost US its dignity; Stranded Americans welcome in Panjshir Valley  Fox News
  2. Afghans Will Be Able to Travel Freely in Future, Says Taliban Spokesperson  News18
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Britons, Unfazed by High Covid Rates, Weigh Their ‘Price of Freedom’  The New York Times

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  1. Two die in Japan after shots from suspended Moderna vaccines – Japan govt  Reuters
  2. Another atomic bomb hits Japan, this time with a different atom  Tehran Times
  3. Two dead from Moderna’s contaminated COVID vaccines in Japan  The Jerusalem Post
  4. Contaminant in Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vials found in Japan was metallic particles: report  FiercePharma
  5. Moderna set to begin clinical trials for an HIV vaccine  KFDX – Texomashomepage.com
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Security Threats at Kabul Airport Prompt Multiple Warnings  The New York Times

Afghanistan News: Latest Update on Kabul Terror Attacks  Bloomberg

Afghanistan’s Top High School Graduate Fears for Her Future  Voice of America

US carries out Afghanistan airstrike as Kabul evacuation effort enters final stretch  CNN

The Taliban maintain a sophisticated financial network and taxation system to generate income.

Путин выразил озабоченность потенциальными угрозами из Афганистана  Российская Газета

Путин заявил, что Россия извлекла уроки из опыта пребывания СССР в Афганистане  ТАСС

Forever wars – and how they can end

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The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has serious implications for global security. Western governments are concerned about the prospect of more attacks on their own turf. But there’s also particular worry that jihadist movements in Africa and Asia could gain ground. Might the news from Kabul attract new recruits to their ranks – especially in those places where international forces have been deeply involved in fighting them back? The various armed groups allied with Al Qaida and the Islamic State across the Sahel and east Africa have been wreaking havoc for more than a decade now. Andrew Harding has reported on many of those wars, and recent events have brought back vivid memories… and hard questions… In Afghanistan itself, some among the Taliban now in charge of the country again have grievances of their own, after losing relatives and comrades killed in airstrikes and night raids over the past twenty years. So how will they rule, and treat their old enemies? Kate Clark was the BBC correspondent in Kabul in the final years of the last Taliban regime, where she witnessed the fall of the city in 2001 – and she has done so again in 2021. She’s seen rulers come and go – and how after each change of regime, cycles of revenge have been fed, prolonging the conflict. After a week of chaos, she considers a longer view of four decades of war. Reporting from Israel often inevitably revolves around the politics of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even the basic, day-to-day issues – town planning, health care, education – are complicated by this central problem. So imagine the challenge of policing in such a divided setting. For some time, Palestinian citizens of Israel have reported rising violence within their communities – not politically motivated, but driven by organised crime. The mobsters’ trade in drugs and weapons, and their vendettas, have blighted many areas – and left many families bereaved. Yolande Knell has spoken to several families trying to cope with the aftermath. In Spain, paying the rent is often a political issue – and there’s a long history of squatting. After the property crash of 2008, many families fought to stay on in homes that did not belong to them, because they couldn’t afford their mortgages any more. In cities like Barcelona, while prices slumped, speculators moved in and bought up buildings at knock-down prices. Thousands of flats are still standing empty. Some have been illegally occupied by people who just can’t afford a market rent and needed a roof over their heads. But not all squatters actually live in the homes they take over. Criminals have spotted an opportunity: why not just move into a property and demand a ‘ransom’ of thousands of Euros from the owner before they will leave? Linda Pressly recently met a man who claimed to be a professional extortionist in Barcelona… And Patrick Muirhead takes a gruelling hike in the Seychelles, on the trail of its fabled Jellyfish Tree. It’s not just rare, but a botanical mystery: no-one yet understands how it manages to reproduce. In the teeth of climate change and rapid development for the islands’ tourism industry, there are fears the species may not last much longer. If a proposed dam is built to supply water for the growing population of Mahé island, it could engulf one of the last remaining outcrops of the plant. Producer: Polly Hope

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COVID delta variant: What happens when an ICU reaches capacity?  masslive.com

Russian President Vladimir Putin dubbed the hypersonic missile the “invincible” and a few weeks later inspected a prototype lightweight stealth fighter plane.

The only plane comparable to Checkmate, as it is known, is the US-built F-35, and it costs a quarter of the price, opening up new markets.

Dmitry Stefanovich, a research fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, explains how decades of investment is paying off.

Plus, Rwandan troops help Mozambique to put down a four-year armed uprising. Jasmine Opperman, an Africa analyst at 14 North Strategies, explains what Rwanda gets from the fight.

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Medical Marijuana Legalization Keeps Advancing in NC Senate  Chapelboro.com

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