Sky News Breakfast: Second day of rail strikes brings travel disruption to the UK

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On Sky News Breakfast with Kay Burley on Thursday June 23:

– Further delays, disruption and cancellations on the railways, as staff walk out on strike for a second day this week,

– The Taliban appeal for international support after more than 1,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Afghanistan,

– And health chiefs launch a major vaccine drive to protect children as polio is discovered in the UK for the first time since 1984.

Plus all the day’s headlines and news-making interviews.

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

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