Blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to leave Taliban-controlled areas of major city

A car bomb exploded near the home of Afghanistan’s acting defense minister in Kabul on Tuesday evening, just hours after the Afghan army urged residents in another city to evacuate ahead of an operation against the Taliban. The explosion occurred close to Acting Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi’s residence, where four assailants were subsequently killed by […]


Elaine Thompson-Herah wins greatest 100m women’s race ever to take gold

As the greatest women’s 100m race reached its denouement, Elaine Thompson-Herah burned past her greatest rival and then raised her left arm in victory salute. There were hints of Ben Johnson in Seoul, but then the clock flashed up the winning time, 10.61sec, and another name from the 1988 Olympics came to mind: Florence Griffith […]


Thomasina Miers’ recipe for cinnamon semifreddo with chocolate drizzle and raspberries

Making ice-cream brings me pleasure like little else. There is something magical about transforming fruit puree, some melted chocolate or a simple custard into a bowl of softly whipped, tooth-cold ice-cream. I often make some when I have a gaggle over because, in my experience, there are few things adults love more than a bowl […]


GM will cut truck production amid semiconductor shortage

General Motors Co (GM.N) said Wednesday it will cut some truck production in North America because of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. The largest U.S. automaker said its Flint Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks will operate on one production shift the week of July 26. GM said […]


Verizon’s new hotspot plans are built for your camper van getaway dreams

Verizon has introduced new mobile hotspot plans, with four options to choose from starting at 15GB for $20 per month up to 150GB for $80 per month. They offer standalone and unlimited plan add-on mobile hotspot data that’s ready to be taken on the road. Maybe in a Class B Winnebago Solis with a pop-up […]


What we still don’t know about Beirut’s port explosion

It’s been a year since one of the world’s largest ever non-nuclear explosions ripped through Lebanon’s capital, killing more than 200 people. On any given day in Beirut’s worst-affected neighborhoods, theories about the explosion still circulate. No two stories of human tragedy are alike, and most interactions between people here end not with a goodbye, […]