A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news from Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more.

Top stories

After two decades and billions spent, Afghan government collapses as Taliban takes Kabul (USA Today)

Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses (AP)

Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans and foreign nationals flee Taliban (CNBC)

U.S. military takes control of Kabul airport, aims to evacuate 5,000 civilians a day (The Week)

Tropical Storm Fred gets stronger on path for Gulf Coast; new tropical depression forms near Bermuda (AL.com)

Biden admin to announce historic increase in food stamp benefits: reports (Fox Business)

Coronavirus news

As COVID surges, health officials renew pleas to get jabbed (NY Daily News)

Surgeon general worries about complacency on Covid-19 as cases surge and vaccinations lag (CNN)

Refuse to get a vaccine? You might be hit with expensive medical bills, employer mandates (USA Today)

Nearly 600 patients wait for hospital beds in Houston as city sees surge in COVID cases (ABC News)

Global Supply Chains Are Being Battered by Fresh Covid Surges (Bloomberg)

Iceland has been a vaccination success. Why is it seeing a coronavirus surge? (Washington Post)

Other trending headlines

Death Toll Nears 1,300 In Haiti After Massive Earthquake (NPR)

San Antonio sports bar shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 gravely wounded (CBS)

Grizzlies’ Bledsoe returns to Clippers in trade for Beverley and Rondo (Yahoo Sports)

Muhammad Ali’s grandson wins pro boxing debut with first-round TKO (NY Daily News)

Trudeau triggers Canadian election, voting day Sept. 20 (AP)

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