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Gavin Williamson has been sacked as education secretary and removed from Cabinet, whilst Rishi Sunak remains on as Chancellor. Williamson received major criticism during the pandemic for his decisions on the ‘exams fiasco’, and the government U-turn on alogrythm-generated grades, leaving the education system with unnormal levels of grade inflation.

Dominic Raab has been removed as UK foreign secretary in Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle has been demoted to deputy prime minister, justice secretary and Lord Secretary. Raab drew large criticism for the UK’s involvement in the withdrawal of armed forces. This is the first time an official ‘Deputy PM’ title has been issued since Nick Clegg. Liz Truss is to replace Dominic Raab as foreign secretary.

Pakistani president Imran Khan has said to be giving the Taliban ‘time’ on human rights concerns and emphasis cooperation with the newly formed government. Anti-Pakistan protests have been widespread across Afghanistan as it is widely believed that they have been instrumental in Taliban finances.

It has been revealed that following the January 6 attack on the US capital, Trump’s top military advisor, Gen. Mark Milley personally took action to limit trump from ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons.

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