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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's impeachment Wednesday confirmed that "no one is above the law," US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the defiant Republican president was impeached for the second time in 13 months."Today in a bipartisan way the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States," the top Democrat in Congress said at a ceremony at which she signed the article of impeachment.Trump, 74, was impeached for "incitement of insurrection" after he exhorted his supporters to march on the US Capitol and "fight," leading to a mob storming the seat of American democracy.
KABUL: Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in an ambush in the country’s capital on Sunday, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been holding peace talks in Qatar.The two judges, who have not yet been named, were killed and their driver wounded, in an attack at around 8.30am (local time), police said, adding the case was being investigated. The attack happened as they were driving to their office in a court vehicle, a spokesman for the court said. A spokesman for the Taliban said its fighters were not involved. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned attacks on civilians by the Taliban and other militant groups. He said “terror, horror and crime” was not a solution to Afghanistan’s problem and beseeched the Taliban to accept “a permanent ceasefire”. Government officials, journalists, and activists have been targeted in recent months.The latest attack, which US charge d’affaires Ross Wilson blamed on the Taliban, comes two days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, the fewest in nearly two decades. Wilson also called for an investigation.Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent
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