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US, UK, NATO to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
US, UK, NATO to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

On Wednesday, the US President Joe Biden announced plans to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, officially ending the US' involvement in the 20-year-long war in Afghanistan. Similar troop withdrawals by the United Kingdom and NATO were also announced.

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Wikinews interviews Adrian Mizher, independent candidate for Texas' 6th congressional district special election
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Wikinews interviews Adrian Mizher, independent candidate for Texas' 6th congressional district special election

Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas' 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright.

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France Prime Minister announces suspension of all flights to, from Brazil over coronavirus variant concerns
France Prime Minister announces suspension of all flights to, from Brazil over coronavirus variant concerns

On Tuesday, in the French National Assembly, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced all flights to and from Brazil are to be suspended for concerns of Lineage P.1, a contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus which reportedly originated in Brazil.

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Challenge shield introduced for Australia's Sunshine Coast Rugby Union
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Challenge shield introduced for Australia's Sunshine Coast Rugby Union

A grade rugby union teams on Australia's Sunshine Coast, Queensland, are to compete for a challenge shield from this season. Reigning Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A grade premier Noosa were presented the SGQ Shield as initial holders at Thursday's season launch with their first scheduled defence against Caloundra on April 24.

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