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US completes recovery of Chinese balloon but other “object” searches called off

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare material recovered in the Atlantic Ocean from a high-altitude Chinese balloon shot down by the U.S. Air Force off the coast of South Carolina after docking in Virginia Beach, Virginia for transport to federal agents at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek on February 10, 2023 in this image released by the U.S. Navy in Washington, U.S. February 13, 2023. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Seelbach/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States said on Friday it had successfully concluded recovery efforts off South Carolina to collect sensors and other debris from a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon shot down by a US fighter jet on 4th February, and investigators are now analysing its “guts.” But US and Canadian authorities also announced […]

Taliban dissolve Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission, other key bodies

Afghanistan Kabul woman walking

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Taliban authorities in Afghanistan dissolved five key departments of the former US-backed government, including the country’s Human Rights Commission, deeming them unnecessary in the face of a financial crunch, an official said on Monday. Afghanistan faces a budget deficit of 44 billion Afghanis ($US501 million) this financial year, Taliban authorities said on Saturday […]