Afghanistan Live Updates: Protests Spread to Kabul as Taliban Struggle to Govern

took to the streets to rally against Taliban rule for the second day on Thursday, this time marching in Kabul, including near the presidential palace. At one demonstration in the city, about 200 people had gathered before the Taliban broke it up violently.

The Taliban announced a curfew in the southeastern city of Khost, also on Thursday, after protests there. The authorities did not say how long it would be in effect.

And several people were killed in the eastern city of Asadabad when Taliban fighters fired on people waving the national flag at a rally there on Thursday, Afghanistan’s …

Never going back to the office? Facebook has an app for that.

With no end to the Covid-19 pandemic in sight, it looks like many of us may be working home for even longer than we initially imagined.

Facebook is capitalizing on that with the release of its new virtual reality office meeting software, Horizon Workrooms. The idea is that you can interact with your colleagues remotely in a simulated, 3D conference room, complete with cartoon avatars, “spatial sound,” and hand motion tracking. Think of it like Zoom on steroids. For now, the software is free to use, and anyone can join by dialing in to video call — but to get …

Fashion Bombshell of the Day: Mirian from West Africa

Hey Bombshells, meet Mirian from West Africa, our Fashion Bombshell of the Day. Check her out below.

Her style is a bit street with a whimsical twist.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest University Students for ‘Advocating Terrorism’

HONG KONG — Four student union leaders at the University of Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of “advocating terrorism” after they had held a moment of silence for a man who stabbed a police officer and then killed himself.

The arrests, by the new national security police in Hong Kong, represented the latest crackdown on opposing voices as the Chinese territory tries to snuff out any sign of the dissent that flared during the 2019 protest movement.

University students were among the most determined and vocal protesters during the pro-democracy demonstrations in the city in recent years.