Morning news brief: California wildfire forces mass evacuation from Lake Tahoe & more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Sep 01, 2021, 08:49 AM IST


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After the US left Afghanistan, the Taliban said it expects to have diplomatic relations with the Biden administration. Taliban fighters had celebrated with gunfire as the US troops left at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday leaving behind large amount of equipment at Kabul airport which they eventually destroyed including aircraft, C-Ram defence systems and helicopters.

Meanwhile, in the US, pushed by strong winds, the Caldor fire crossed two major highways and burned mountain cabins as it swept down slopes into the Tahoe Basin. Nearly two dozen helicopters and three air tankers dumped thousands of gallons of water and retardant on the fire.

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The Taliban celebrated with gunfire in Kabul as the US troops left Afghanistan at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday.


Lake Tahoe

Evacuation orders have been issued for several areas, including a portion of El Dorado County south of Lake Tahoe


Hurricane Ida

Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, had weakened to a tropical depression by as it churned over Mississippi, where the system brought heavy rains overnight.


Virat Kohli

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has suggested few changes for Virat Kohli-led India for the fourth and penultimate Test versus Joe Root-led hosts, at Kennington Oval, London.