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Leave their homes and just want to go. I don't know where they're going in mobile phone footage sent from the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. Thousands of Afghans are seen carrying suitcases and shopping bags as they wait to board buses and there's lots of families beyond the horror at Kabul airport humanitarian crisis is unfolding across Afghanistan. Families who fled their homes and lost their jobs since the Taliban took charge. Now facing a life of uncertainty, just Regina with the BBC on a video call, I talked to my jib. Not his real name who's stuck in Mazar He's currently sleeping on the floor of an abandoned building. He used to work in a restaurant. Now he's struggling to find food. I call him alongside his mother who's in India. She moved to the country more than a decade ago, fleeing Afghanistan after her husband, a doctor was killed by the Taliban combination job near school. Where can my son get food? He doesn't even have a job at the moment, she tells me. My son is scared because the Taliban are beating people up in front of him every day. They say they're not the same Taliban as before. But they are thousands like my jeep has been plunged into poverty overnight and in this nation where millions struggle to eat Things were already dire. Don't I? Just in a video sent to me by a doctor in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Badakshan on an 18 month old baby lies emaciated on a hospital stretcher. His mother says she can't afford to feed him and begs doctors to save her son. Hospitals now guarded by the Taliban. Those living in the province, one of the country's poorest, safe food and fuel prices have risen, making a desperate situation even worse. The United Nations says it needs $200 million in aid to avert a crisis. Andrew Paterson is from the world Food Programme in Afghanistan stands on the brink of another humanitarian disaster. Without that money coming in, we will not be able to supply food. To those 20 million people. Who are already poor so there could be a famine. Absolutely. That's what we will see if we cannot get Our food bundles to them. But because of the drought because of the conflict, people can't feed themselves. Even before the Taliban took control, many was suffering. The world may have left. But Afghanistan desperately needs more help. That was Rajiv Agin north. And now here's Daniel with some of the other stories that we're watching today. Lawyers for Bolivia's former acting president Janina and yes, have taken her case to an international court, arguing that she should not remain in prison due to her fragile health. The right wing former senators accused of involvement in the ousting in 2019 of President Evo Morales, whose party is now back in power. She is charged with genocide in connection with the deaths of more than 20 of the Socialist leader Supporters. The right wing Congress of Peru has approved the Cabinet of the new left wing President Pedro Castillo, averting a political crisis. Mr Castro's nominees received a comfortable majority of votes from members of the Congress, even though his leftist free Peru Party only holds a minority of seats. And major U. S. Social media companies have received congressional demands to turn over messages related to January's deadly storming of the Capitol building by Trump supporters. The House committee investigating the assaults issued information requests to 15 companies, including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Daniel. Thank you, Billy. The kid was the American Wild West gun slinger who had murdered at least nine people. By the time he died at the age of 21. Now the gun used to kill him in New Mexico has sold at auction in Los Angeles. The colt single Action Army Revolver fetched more than $6 million, more than double the pre sale estimate. Paddy Maguire has this report on the sale and the history I'll tell you the story of Billy the.

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