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Leaders of the G20 group of developed economies are meeting to discuss the growing crisis in Afghanistan.
Two months after the Taliban seized back power the country is facing economic collapse.
The UK's initial response to the COVID pandemic was one of the worst national public health failures ever, a report by MPs says.
It says there was an attempt in effect to try and achieve herd immunity by infection.
The republican governor of Texas has issued an executive order barring all COVID vaccine mandates in the state including private businesses.
Last month, president Biden called on employers to require their workers to be vaccinated.
Thailand plans to end COVID quarantine requirements for fully jabbed travellers
from at least 10 low-risk nations, including the UK, China, Germany and the US.
It's seen as a key step to revive the country's collapse tourism sector.