Last week FIFA had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from Afghanistan.
Some 200 passengers, including US citizens, left Kabul airport, on the first flight carrying foreigners out of the Afghan capital since a US-led evacuation ended on August 30.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said many Afghans who have cooperated with international forces and could therefore be at risk from the Taliban are still in Afghanistan.
Burning through the equivalent of 130,000 soccer fields, the Bootleg Fire, some 250 miles south of Portland, is the largest active blaze in the US.
Guam's governor recently told US President Joe Biden in a letter that the territory is ready to host Afghans who worked as interpreters or somehow helped US operations over the past 20 years.
Floodwaters continue to flow from overloaded dams and rivers, particularly in New South Wales state, leading authorities to urge caution.
Hundreds of people evacuated their homes in New South Wales state after authorities warned of "life-threatening" flash floods triggered by heavy rains.
Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for a second time this week as another cyclone approaches from Bay of Bengal.
Vamco gains strength as authorities shift more than 12,000 villagers to evacuation centres.
The fast-moving typhoon lashed Philippines overnight, leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee.
South Korea hunkers down for Haishen, after the powerful storm battered Japan's southern islands but appeared to pass through without major damage or casualties.
The carrier, belonging to a Japanese company, ran aground on July 25 and was carrying 200 tonnes of diesel and 3,800 tonnes of bunker fuel.
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