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Afghanistan turmoil

Asian countries rush to bring back citizens from Afghanistan

India evacuates embassy staff while Chinese mission 'operating normally'

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug.16.   © AP

NEW DELHI -- Asian countries -- including India, the Philippines and South Korea -- are rushing to evacuate diplomats and citizens from Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, which has fallen under the control of the Taliban, amid similar rescue efforts by countries around the world.

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