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Afghanistan quake: Taliban appeal for international aid

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The Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support, as the country deals with the aftermath of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,000 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured. Unknown numbers are buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes. Death toll could rise as rescuers without heavy equipment dig through rubble. The UN is scrambling to provide emergency shelter and food aid. Rescue efforts are being hampered by heavy rain and hail.
Afghanistan quake: Taliban appeal for international aid
6 days ago·Kabul, Afghanistan

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BBC News

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Reuters

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6 days ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Afghanistan earthquake: Taliban appeal for more aid as death toll set to mount

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6 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

People dig by hand for survivors of deadly Afghanistan quake | CBC News

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6 days ago·Toronto, Canada
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