Texas house passes sweeping voting restrictions bill | Texas

[ad_1] The Texas house of representatives has passed a sweeping elections bill that would prohibit 24-hour and drive-through voting, block election officials from sending out absentee ballot applications, impose new identification requirements on mail-in ballots, and give more leeway to partisan poll watchers at voting sites. The bill – which passed on a 79-37 mostly … Read more

White House in crisis mode after Islamic State attack in Kabul kills dozens | Joe Biden

[ad_1] Joe Biden is due to address the nation about the deepening crisis in Afghanistan at 5pm on Thursday after 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians were killed in an Islamic State attack in Kabul. The US president was reportedly in the situation room with his national security team when details of … Read more

Biden reportedly receiving urgent briefings in White House situation room on explosion at Kabul airport – live | US news

[ad_1] 4.20pm BST 16:20 More than 30 patients have already arrived at the Kabul Surgical Centre following the explosions at the airport, according to a reporter for the Afghan network TOLO News. Six other patients were declared dead upon arrival to the hospital. A Taliban spokesperson previously said that at least 13 people had been … Read more

Don’t be lonely: how to make friends if you’re moving house | Life and style

[ad_1] Freed from the shackles of the office and the misery of the commute, and with a newfound appreciation for space and air, it may suddenly have seemed as if a new kind of life was possible. Last summer, a few months after the first lockdown, data from Rightmove found searches by city residents looking … Read more

Airbnb to help house up to 20,000 Afghan refugees | Airbnb

[ad_1] Airbnb will help house up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, the company has announced, as part of its Airbnb.org charitable arm. The company will coordinate with Airbnb hosts who want to offer their homes to refugees for free, or at a discounted rate, with the charitable organisation picking up the rest of the bill, as … Read more

UK house sales slide after stamp duty holiday cut; retail stock levels shrink – business live | Business

[ad_1] A bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange today Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Global markets are in an upbeat mood this week, as investors shake off last week’s jitters … Read more