The Taliban did not allow girls to attend school and banned women from work and education when the hardline Islamists were last in power from 1996 to 2001.
Ghana national player and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu has been found alive in the rubble of an earthquake that killed more than 4,800 people in Turkey and neighbouring Syria, Ghana's ambassador to Turkey said Tuesday. Atsu, 31, joined Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor in September, based in the southern province of Hatay near the epicentre of Monday's massive quake. The envoy gave no further details on his condition. Freezing weather has hampered emergency efforts.
United States president Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address Tuesday, at around 9 pm EST, which will be Wednesday 7.30 am IST. The speech normally begins with the House Speaker - a Republican, currently Kevin McCarthy - presiding over the event. He will be accompanied by the vice president - Kamala Harris - who is also the president of the Senate. The Speaker may also invite up to 24 guests.
A royal expert said that Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle is working on Meghan Markle's brand name apart from her husband. Royal commentator Kinsey Schofield said that the Duchess of Sussex could discreetly be planning new projects separate from Prince Harry. Read more: Kate Middleton says it is 'tough' to raise children today.
China issued dangerous heavy fog warnings for many regions and shipping was suspended in the Qiongzhou Strait, an important economic transport hub near Hainan, according to state and local media on Tuesday. The Central Meteorological Observatory announced a yellow warning on Tuesday morning for several provinces including parts of Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Guangdong, and the Guangxi region.
Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning after earthquakes jolted southern provinces of the country. At least 1,541 people were killed and 9733 others were injured when two earthquakes hit southern provinces of Turkey on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. According to AFAD, there is no tsunami threat to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts in Turkey.