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How long will this last? Afghan girls go to school on the first day under Taliban rule but fears grow of a dark future for women as UN Secretary General speaks of his concern at ‘mounting human rights violations’ against them

Girls have been pictured walking to school in Kabul wearing traditional Islamic dress, the day after the Taliban seized the city and amid fears that women's rights in the country will be greatly eroded under the new regime.  Walking in pairs down a dusty road, the girls were seen in white head scarfs and traditional black Shalwar Kameez as they went to school on Monday, as young women - uncertain of their future - described the nightmare of 'watching everything collapse in a blink of an eye'. Kabul's first female mayor admitted she was simply waiting for the Taliban to find and kill her and her husband.  Zarifa Ghafari, 27, told the i newspaper on Monday: 'I'm sitting here waiting for them to come,is no one to help me or my family. I'm just sitting with them and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me. I can't leave my family. And anyway, where would I go?' Speaking to the United Nations Security Council on Monday, Secretary-Gen

'Anti-masker' is filmed roaring '1776' and 'I respect freedom' in face of elderly NYC Subway passenger who called on police to fine him for refusing to wear face-covering

A man was filmed on a New York City Subway train yelling in the face of an elderly woman who said she wished he would be fined for refusing to wear a mask. In the video, posted to Instagram early Monday morning, the unidentified man can be seen smiling and standing over the woman as she tells him: 'I wish he police would give you a $50 fine.' 'I'm so afraid,' the man replies sarcastically.' 'Please get away from me sir,' the woman says, before her harasser begins chanting '1776' while pumping his fist in the air.  A man was filmed harassing an elderly woman on the New York City subway after she told him she wished he would be fined for not wearing a mask as mandated by the MTA  The man, in a tiny voice, sarcastically tells her how afraid he is of the woman's threat  He then begins chanting '1776' repeatedly as he pumps his fist in the air  The woman tells bystanders on the train that the man had been disrespecting her, to which he r

Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden urges Mark Milley to RESIGN over Afghans falling to their deaths from US aircraft and says his friends 'died for no reason'

The retired Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 is calling on Mark Milley to resign over the US's chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan after the country fell to the Taliban on Sunday while his fellow veteran is also calling on the Secretaries of State and Defense to step down.  'There are Afghans falling to their deaths off of our retreating aircraft. Has @thejointstaff resigned yet?' retired SEAL Robert O'Neill wrote on Twitter Monday morning, tagging the official account for the Joint Chiefs of Staff led by Chairman Mark Milley. The post was bookended by two more also calling for General Milley to resign.    At least eight people were killed at Kabul airport on Monday, including two who were shot dead by US troops, three who were run over by taxiing jets and three stowaways who fell from the engines of a US Air Force plane as it fled an airfield of thousands of desperate Afghan nationals. Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill , who shot and killed Osama

Anti-masker Cardinal who decried COVID vaccines and said they would lead to microchips in people's bodies is on a ventilator after catching the virus in Wisconsin

An ultra-conservative cardinal who avoids using masks and has said that COVID vaccines will lead to 'microchips' in people's bodies is on a ventilator at a Wisconsin hospital after catching coronavirus. Raymond L. Burke, 73, was visiting his native state from Rome when he got the virus, telling his Twitter followers that he was 'resting comfortably and receiving excellent medical care' on August 10. Things took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and he was admitted to a hospital and hooked up to a ventilator.  'H.E. faithfully prayed the Rosary for those suffering from the virus. On this Vigil of the Assumption, let us now pray the Rosary for him,' says a tweet posted to his account Saturday night. Raymond L. Burke, 73, is on a ventilator at a hospital in Wisconsin after catching COVID-19 He's expressed skepticism about the vaccine, and he's known for his ultra-conservative views, which hold that gay couples are living in 'grave sin' and

Border Patrol chief forced out by Biden tells agents the REAL national security crisis at the border is the record number of known and suspected terrorists flooding into the US

More known or suspected terrorists than recorded in previous years have crossed the southern border in the midst of Joe Biden's migration crisis, according to a video from the outgoing Border Patrol chief. National security is more at risk than just the humanitarian crisis, Rodney Scott warned his 19,000 agents before retiring on August 14 in a video message obtained by the Washington Examiner. 'Over and over again, I see other people talk about our mission, your mission, and the context of it being immigration or the current crisis today being an immigration crisis,' Scott said. 'I firmly believe that it is a national security crisis.' 'Immigration is just a subcomponent of it,' he added, 'and right now it's just a cover for massive amounts of smuggling going across the southwest border — to include TSDBs at a level we have never seen before. That's a real threat.' TSDB, or Terrorist Screening Database, is used to refer to known or suspected

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daughters Michaela and Cara start clearing out before their father has to relinquish Executive Mansion in Albany next week

New York governor Andrew Cuomo's daughters were seen moving their things out of the Executive Mansion in Albany, days after their father announced his resignation.   Cara Kennedy-Cuomo, 26, was spotted leaving the home at 9am and getting into a black SUV before returning at 4.30pm on Sunday, after her younger sister removed possessions two days earlier. She kept herself safe during the pandemic and covered her face with a mask as she walked to and from the mansion empty handed.     New York governor Andrew Cuomo's daughter Cara Kennedy-Cuomo, 26, was spotted leaving the home empty handed at 9am and getting into a black SUV before returning at 4.30pm on Sunday 16 August She appeared relaxed as she headed about her business, wearing denim shorts, a casual grey jumper and black sneakers as the family prepared to leave the home Gov. Cuomo's youngest daughter, Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, 23, was seen moving her things out of the Executive Mansion a few days earlier She appeared rela