Published Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 21 clock
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“Don’t Focus on Hate”: The world is celebrating the 20th anniversary of September 11th
NEW YORK (AP) – The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of September 11th on Saturday, mourning lost people and rocking American unity at commemorations that took place just weeks after the bloody end of the war in Afghanistan, known as Response to the terrorist attacks began. Relatives of the victims and four US presidents paid their respects to the places where hijacked planes killed nearly 3,000 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American soil. Others gathered for commemorations from Portland, Maine, Guam, or volunteer projects on a day of service in the United States. Foreign leaders expressed their condolences over an attack in the United States
Bush warns of domestic extremism and appeals to “nation I know”
SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Former President George W. Bush warned the nation is falling into division and extremism, and on Saturday called for a return to the spirit of cooperation that had existed – almost instantly – after the 9/11 attacks. During the keynote address at the national memorial to the victims of Flight 93, who crashed their plane, hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists, before it could be used as a weapon against the nation’s capital, Bush warned of “violence that accumulates within it” . “There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” he said. “But in their contempt for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same evil spirit.
FBI releases newly released records of 9/11 attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI released a newly released document late Saturday relating to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the lead-up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, the document details the kidnappers had with Saudi staff in the US provide no evidence that high-ranking Saudi government officials were involved in the conspiracy. The document, dated on 20. The 16-page document is a summary of a 2015 FBI interview with a man who had frequent contact with Saudi nationals in the United States
Taliban: Women can study at gender-segregated universities
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Women in Afghanistan can continue to study at universities, including at the postgraduate level, but classrooms will be gender segregated and Islamic clothing will be mandatory, the new Taliban administration’s higher education minister said on Sunday. The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, presented the new policy at a press conference days after Afghanistan’s new rulers formed an all-male government. The world has been watching closely to what extent the Taliban might behave differently than when they were first in office in the late 1990s. During this time girls and women were denied education and excluded from public life.
Taliban flag rises over the seat of power on the fateful anniversary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban hoisted their flag over the Afghan presidential palace on Saturday, said a spokesman, as the United States and the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The white banner with a verse from the Koran was hoisted in a low-key ceremony by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, Prime Minister of the Taliban’s interim government, said Ahmadullah Muttaqi, multimedia department head of the Taliban’s cultural commission. The raising of the flag marked the official start of the work of the new government, he said. The makeup of the all-male all-Taliban government was announced earlier this week and has been disappointed by the international community who had hoped the Taliban would deliver on their earlier promise of inclusive formation.
Pope meets Hungary’s Orban at the beginning of the 4-day European tour
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Pope Francis arrived in Hungary on Sunday on his first trip abroad since his bowel surgery in July and began a four-day pilgrimage with an awkward meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who represents the populist type. The nationalist leader Francis is often critical. Orban, whose anti-migration policy clashes with Francis’ call to accept refugees, welcomed the Argentine Pope to the Museum of Fine Arts and the two went to a private meeting that was also attended by the Hungarian President and representatives of the Vatican. A photo of the encounter released by Orban’s office showed the prime minister leaning into the hand of Francis, whose face was not shown.
Japan exceeds vaccination rate of 50%, could relax the limits in November.
TOKYO (AP) – The Japanese government says more than 50% of the population is fully vaccinated. Japan’s vaccine rollouts began in mid-February, months behind many wealthy countries due to lengthy clinical testing requirements and the lengthy approval process. Vaccinations for elderly patients, which began in April, have also been slowed by supply shortages of imported vaccines, but the pace picked up in late May and has since reached 1 million doses per day. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is responsible for COVID-19 measures, said on the weekly talk show on public television NHK on Sunday that around 60% of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September, which is the current level in Europe.
Newsom, GOP rivals are seeking votes last weekend of the recall
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Democratic allies continued to express confidence in his chances of repelling a recall on Saturday, but warned his supporters not to slack off pushing people to vote amid a decisive victory strive for Republicans said the contest is far from over. “We don’t just have to win a little, we have to win a lot. We need to send a message: hands off our democracy, hands off our California, ”said April Verrett, president of SEIU Local 2015, as she gathered union members who were among Newsom’s biggest supporters.
Justin Bieber makes a triumphant return to MTV VMAs
For the first time in six years, the MTV Video Music Awards 2021 will get a dose of “Bieber fever”. Justin Bieber is expected to return to the VMAs stage for an all-star caliber event that will air Sunday night at 8 p.m. EDT. The awards ceremony will take place in person at the Barclays Center in New York after a largely virtual show was held last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bieber leads this year’s show with seven nominations, including Video of the Year for “POPSTAR” and Artist of the Year. He was last on the VMA stage in 2015 when he performed “What Do You Mean?” Other scheduled appearances include Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Chloe, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo, Machine Gun Kelly and Doja Cat – who will also host the show.
Brewers’ Burnes, Hader combine for MLB record 9th no-hitter
CLEVELAND (AP) – In a season that was sometimes difficult, Corbin Burnes got the story under control. Milwaukee’s ace combined with savior Josh Hader to set the ninth no-hitter record in baseball that season, breaking a mark set when the pitchers began to ramp up when the Brewers broke the Cleveland Indians in 1884 defeated 3-0 on Saturday evening. Months after Major League Baseball cracked down on pitchers’ use of illegal alien substances following an early no-hitter rash, Burnes cemented 2021 as the no-no season with only the second no-hitter in Brewers history. “It was a masterpiece,” said Craig Counsell, manager of Milwaukee. Burnes (10-4) hit 14 with a career high of 115 pitches over eight innings and brought a perfect game to the seventh while overpowering the Indians, who broke the record for the third time in 2021.