Afghanistan: The ‘shattered dreams’ of the Ariana cabin crew

They were supposed to be the face of Afghanistan’s future – female cabin crew working for the national carrier, Ariana Airlines. Now, they have been told not to come back to work for the time being by their new bosses, the Taliban. Eleven of the women have come together to hide in an abandoned house, out of fear for their future. The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet went to meet them. Filmed by Robbie Wright Edited by Emily Wolstencroft Source link–!Thank You !–

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MP Manusha Nanayakkara summoned to appear before CID

MP Manusha Nanayakkara, SJB Media Spokesman, has been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on the request of contributing to an investigation undertaken by the Department. The MP has been summoned to appear on September 20 by the Officer in Charge of the Forensic Laboratory of the CID related to the information gathering carried out at the CID Computer Forensic Audit Unit. MP Nanayakkara, however, has stated that his response to the request will be on the advice of a lawyer, in…

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Vitality Blast: Kent Spitfires beat Somerset in final as Jordan Cox hits unbeaten half-century and sets up stunning catch | Cricket News

Jordan Cox’s 58 not out from just 28 balls enabled Kent Spitfires to post 167-7 in the Vitality Blast final against Somerset, with Joe Denly taking 3-31 and Qais Ahmad 2-19 to restrict Somerset to 142-9 in reply at Edgbaston By Ben Kosky Last Updated: 18/09/21 11:15pm Watch the best of the action from the final of Vitality Blast Finals Day as Kent take on Somerset. Watch the best of the action from the final of Vitality Blast Finals Day as Kent take on Somerset. Jordan Cox blazed an unbeaten…

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Nordic Masters: Fallon Sherrock denied maiden PDC crown as Michael van Gerwen wins first title in 2021 | Darts News

Michael van Gerwen beat Fallon Sherrock in the final of the Nordic Masters to win his 16th World Series crown and his first PDC title in 293 days; Sherrock had reached her first PDC final after coming from 7-1 down to stun Dimitri Van den Bergh in the semi-finals Last Updated: 18/09/21 10:53pm Fallon Sherrock made more history on Saturday night Michael van Gerwen ended his long wait for a first PDC title of 2021 as he came from behind to beat Fallon Sherrock 11-7 in the final of the Nordic…

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CPTPP: Trump abandoned this giant trade deal. Now, China wants in

Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao applied for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to a statement published by the ministry late Thursday. The CPTPP is an 11-country free trade pact that came into force in December 2018 and includes Mexico, Australia, Canada and Singapore. It succeeded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the United States withdrew under former President Donald Trump in 2017. The TPP was negotiated under former US President Barack Obama, who wanted to counterbalance China’s growing clout in the region by imposing…

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No quarantine required for fully-vaccinated Lankans returning from abroad

Fully-vaccinated Sri Lankan citizens returning from abroad no longer needed to stay at hotels for PCR testing if they test negative at the BIA or Mattala airports, Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. “Fully-vaccinated Sri Lankans who are returning are not required to stay in hotels to get their PCR tests from next week. the Ministry of Health will conduct a PCR test soon after they land at the airport and the travellers will be released it they are not infected,” the Minister told the media Rambukwella said that the Aviation…

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Burnley vs Arsenal: Supporters clash after Martin Odegaard wins points for Gunners | Football News

The Football Association will investigate disturbances between Burnley and Arsenal supporters after the final whistle of Saturday’s Premier League match at Turf Moor. Stewards had to step in to separate the two sets of fans in the Barnfield Construction Stand, which is split between a home and away section. Supporters goaded each other and there appeared to be missiles thrown between the two sections, including plastic bottles. Seating was also ripped up and damaged. There were repeated tannoy calls for fans to leave the area and calm was restored after…

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Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has amazing new way to build passenger gates

(CNN) — Airport gates are usually the last point of solid ground that fliers experience before taking to the skies, but at one US airport this month, a remarkable engineering feat saw several gates embark on their own incredible journey. In what’s believed to be an aviation industry first, four newly built gates — boxy rooms made of concrete, glass and steel — could be seen crawling in the middle of the night across the tarmac at Texas’ Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the second busiest airport in the United States,…

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Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen

The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. “Everything looks very dark,” one said. A Taliban spokesman said there were plans to open girls’ schools soon. But there are fears Afghanistan is returning to the harsh rule of the 1990s when a similar ban on girls’ schooling was in place. A statement issued ahead of Afghan schools reopening on Saturday said: “All male teachers and…

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Crowd trouble mars Lens derby win over Lille, Bayern and Inter win big – European round-up | Football News

Przemyslaw Frankowski earned Lens their first victory over Lille for 15 years in a derby marred by crowd trouble, while Bayern Munich and Inter both racked up big wins. Frankowski’s strike ended a 12-game winless streak for Lens against the French champions, who had beaten them 4-0 and 3-0 last season. The result put the “Sang et Or” (Blood and Gold) on 12 points from six games, three behind Paris Saint-Germain, who will play their match in hand at home against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. Lille, who have only one…

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Tottenham to host world’s first net zero carbon elite football game as sports teams turn to sustainable solutions

World leaders are meeting at the international COP26 climate talks in Glasgow in November, where they will discuss how to make the whole world net zero, which is when the amount of greenhouse gas emitted is no greater that that removed from the atmosphere. That will require entire countries making that pledge, and for businesses and events like big sports matches to go carbon neutral too. Fans are being encouraged to cycle or use public transport to get to the match, while all food served inside the stadium will be…

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Supply of 20 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

In line with India’s continuing commitment to assist Sri Lanka in the development of its railway infrastructure, a consignment of 20 railway passenger coaches supplied by Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Ltd, reached Colombo Port on September 17, 2021. This consignment is a part of the contract to supply 160 passenger coaches to Sri Lanka Railways, funded under an Indian Line of Credit of USD 318 million. The value of this contract is USD 82.6 million. 2.         With this consignment, a total of…

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Mikel Arteta salutes Arsenal’s ‘commitment and attitude’ in win at Burnley | Football News

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was impressed with his side’s battling qualities after a 1-0 victory at Burnley clinched them back-to-back Premier League wins. Martin Odegaard’s first-half free-kick gave Arsenal the lead at Turf Moor and they held on for a hard-fought three points to further ease the pressure on Arteta. The Gunners were grateful referee Anthony Taylor reversed his decision to award Burnley a second-half penalty as they followed up last week’s first league win of the season against Norwich with another three points. Arteta said: “It was a really…

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Italy cannabis referendum likely next year

Popular referendums in Italy can be called if 500,000 signatures are obtained, and campaigners were able to obtain the necessary amount well before the September 30 deadline. If the public votes to decriminalize cannabis, the purchase, sale and cultivation of the drug will all become legal under Italian law. “More than 500,000 online signatures in just a week for the #ReferendumCannabis,” the campaigners wrote on their official Facebook page. “We celebrate them by thanking you one by one, because this is a first and not just in Italy.” The consumption…

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Southern Vipers into final after topping group | Cricket News

Georgia Elwiss steers Southern Vipers to victory over Northern Diamonds in a tricky chase of 257 with a magnificent unbeaten 84 off 77 balls; the Diamonds will face Central Sparks in a play-off on Wednesday for the right to take on the Vipers in Saturday’s final Last Updated: 18/09/21 6:28pm Georgia Elwiss struck an unbeaten 84 off 77 balls to steer Southern Vipers to victory and through to the final Southern Vipers beat Northern Diamonds by five wickets at the Ageas Bowl to finish top of the table and book their place in…

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Taking contradictory stand on 2015 Geneva Resolution

‘Govt. seeking credit for accountability mechanisms set up by previous administration’ UNHRC 48th sessions: By Shamindra Ferdinando Attorney-at-law Sudarshana Gunawardena has alleged that the government’s stand on accountability issues at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council is contradictory to its much publicised opposition to the Geneva Resolution 30/1 co-sponsored by the previous administration. Sri Lanka co-sponsored 30/1, on Oct 1, 2015. The then Foreign Minister the late Mangala Samaraweera is on record as having said that the UNP-led government had President Maithripala Sirisena’s consent to go ahead with the…

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Championship highlights and round-up: Fulham lose; Bournemouth top | Football News

Ovie Ejaria struck twice as Reading stunned Sky Bet Championship leaders Fulham to win 2-1 at Craven Cottage. The former Liverpool midfielder opened the scoring after 19 minutes and then doubled up eight minutes after the break as the Londoners, for whom Aleksandar Mitrovic and Bobby Decordova-Reid both hit the woodwork before substitute Rodrigo Muniz scored four minutes from time, lost for the second time in three games. However, West Brom were unable to take advantage as they could only draw 1-1 at Preston, with Matt Phillips’ header in first-half…

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