PROUD BOYS-LEADER ARREST — Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets five months in jail. SENT: 590 words, photo.
OBIT-SWEET-CONNIE — “Sweet, sweet Connie” in Grand Funk Railroad hit dies at 66. SENT: 490 words.
GERMANY-UNIVERSITY POISONING — Seven people at German university victims of apparent poisoning. SENT: 240 words, photos.
ITALY-QUAKE-ANNIVERSARY — Italy recalls 2016 quake as rebuilding effort picks up pace. SENT: 250 words, photos.
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — The U.S. military reported its biggest day of evacuation flights out of Afghanistan by far, but deadly violence that has blocked many desperate evacuees from entering Kabul’s airport persisted, and the Taliban signaled they might soon seek to shut down the airlifts. SENT: 1,020 words, photos. UPCOMING: Biden to speak on latest developments at noon.
INDONESIA-AFGHANISTAN-REFUGEES-PROTEST — Hundreds of Afghan refugees living in Indonesia, mostly members of the Hazara ethnic minority, rally against the Taliban’s takeover of their country and calling for resettlement in third countries. SENT: 290 words, photos.
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