Hello, I'm Chris Barrow with the BBC News.
The top US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down from his role.
The announcement comes less than 2 months after the United States' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The resignation comes as the US State Department confirmed its inspector general will launch a series of investigations into the end of the Biden administration's diplomatic operations in Afghanistan.
Our North America correspondent is David Willis.
Zalmay Khalilzad is paying the price for America's disastrous exit from Afghanistan.
It was he who was the architect of the Trump administration's peace agreement with the Taliban, an agreement that was reached of course without the involvement of the cooperation of the Afghan government.
It led to the Taliban agreeing to hold their fire on departing US troops, provided they made a complete exit from the country by May of this year. That deadline of course later extended.
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the US House Select Committee investigating the attack on Congress on January the 6th in an effort to keep records from his presidency secrete.
The former president called the committee's request for White House records illegal, unfounded, and over-broad.
He claims the material is covered by executive privilege, which protects the confidentiality of some White House records.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the panel's request for materials.
South Korea's military says Pyongyang has fired an unknown ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.
The missile was launched from the eastern port of Sinpo where North Korea usually bases its submarines.
South Korea has convened its National Security Council.
The launch comes as intelligence envoys from the US, South Korea, and Japan gather in Seoul.
The US envoy to North Korea Sung Kim is also on his way to Seoul.
New York City officials have voted unanimously to remove a controversial statue of Thomas Jefferson from the council chamber at city hall.
Jefferson is considered one of the country's founding fathers and the third US president.
Here's Nicholas Rocha.
Thomas Jefferson was one of the authors of the American Constitution and bemoaned slavery.
He called it a moral depravity and a hideous blot.
Nevertheless, he owned hundreds of slaves over his lifetime, and his legacy has been reexamined following the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
It is not yet clear where his statue will be moved to.
It has presided over events at the council chamber for 187 years.
But as with other memorials across the country, it could not withstand the Black Lives Matter movement.
President Biden has led tributes to Colin Powell, America's first black Secretary of State, who's died of Covid complications at the age of 84.
Mr Biden described him as a warrior and a diplomat who repeatedly broke racial barriers.