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World News Briefing: Taliban attack kills 12 – Carolinas hit by Dorian & three sentenced for ‘honour’ killings

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In today’s briefing update, 12 have been killed in Kabul after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle. 

Hurricane Dorian has hit the Carolinas hard causing severe flooding. And an update on the devastation Dorian left in the Bahamas.

 Three men have been sentenced in Pakistan after the brutal murder of three women. The infamous wedding video ‘honour killings’ have seen the men be sentenced to life.

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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2 NATO SERVICEMEN AMONG 12 KILLED IN KABUL

Arab News says two NATO servicemen are amongst the 12 people killed after a Taliban suicide attack. The suicide bomber detonated a vehicle outside a checkpoint near a heavily guarded part of Kabul. “Two Resolute Support service 2 NATO servicemen among 12 killed in Kabulmembers were killed in action… in Kabul,” NATO said. No details, other than nationalities, were given. The Taliban said the target was a convoy of foreign troops. Footage showed the suicide bomber’s car ramming into an armoured vehicle. It was trying to get past the checkpoint on the road to government offices. An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said at least 10 Afghan civilians were killed and 42 wounded. An aide to Afghanistan’s President tweeted: “Taliban’s unabated violence against the Afghan people continues. Today, once again they targeted civilians in Kabul. It is the most inhumane and atrocious tactic by the Taliban to massacre unarmed civilians on the streets so they can claim leverage on the negotiating table.”

Read the full story on Arab News

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HURRICANE DORIAN HITS THE CAROLINAS AND CAUSES FLOODING

CNN reports Hurricane Dorian has flooded the streets of Charleston, South Carolina. Massive destructive tornadoes spawned from Dorian in two states. Rain was pummeling coastal areas including Myrtle Beach and Charleston, whereHurricane Dorian hits Carolinas and causes flooding streets have been flooding. It is believed up to 15 inches of rain could fall along the Carolinas’ coasts, and storm surge could send 4 to 7 feet of water. “Dorian’s power has arrived in North Carolina with wind, rain and tornadoes,” Noth Carolina’s Governor said. He told people to stay where they are because the Tar Heel residents have a “long night ahead of us.” Nearly 233,00 homes and businesses were reported to be without power in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. For two days Hurricane Dorian bashed the Bahamas, causing severe damage and floods. The official death toll so far is 23. It is expected to be far higher. A reported 75,000 are in desperate need of aid. 

Read the full story on CNN

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PAKISTAN SENTENCES THREE IN INFAMOUS WEDDING VIDEO ‘HONOUR’ KILLING

Gulf News says A Pakistani court has sentenced three men to life in prison for the murder of women who were filmed at a wedding. The case shone a spotlight on “honour killings.” A local cleric was accused of ordering the Pakistan sentences three in infamous wedding video ‘honour’ killingdeaths of male and female guests filmed at a wedding. Three women were murdered. The convicted included Umar Khan, the brother of one murdered woman, and Saier Khan and Sabeer Khan, fathers of the other two. The District public prosecutor said: “The court on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to three men each for murder, while five others were acquitted.” However, the defendants’ lawyer said they would fight the decision in a higher court. 

Read the full story on Gulf News

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World News Briefing: Taliban attack kills 12 – Carolinas hit by Dorian & three sentenced for ‘honour’ killings
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