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Afghanistan’s president fled the country as the Taliban advanced on Kabul, and tropical storm Grace headed towards Haiti as rescue workers scrambled to reach people trapped under rubble after a massive earthquake, and as the super-infectious Delta variant spreads around the world many governments are facing the delicate question of how to get hesitant citizens to take the jab.

US and allies race to evacuate staff as Taliban reaches Kabul

Deaths mount after powerful earthquake strikes Haiti - with Gideon Long

How to reach the unvaccinated: the risks of bribery and coercion - with Clive Cookson

Salzburg comes alive again to the sound of music

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 


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