World Business Report

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The US has ordered 18 commercial jets to move people from third countries after they have left Kabul. Six airlines are providing the planes including United Airlines and American Airlines. The BBC's Washington correspondent Barbara Plett-Usher explains how they will be used in the evacuation effort. This week US Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Singapore. There's been renewed engagement with the Padific region since President Biden came to power, so how significant will this visit be? We speak to Bhagyashree Garekar, foreign editor for the Straits Times, who is based in Singapore. And one of the film industry's biggest …


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