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  1. Vancouver ranked world's 3rd best city for expats; Toronto comes 1stRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Clockwise from top left: Vancouver, Copenhagen, Seattle, Toronto, Copenhagen , and Ottawa all placed well on a 'most liveable' cities list from ECA International. If today's a different day than yesterday, there must be a new world's best cities list out there.

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  2. Two people, one civilian and one police officer, were killed and 16 others injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | TurkishPress.com

    A suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a police convoy on Thursday afternoon, in Lashkar Gah city, the provincial capital of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, Afghan authorities have said. According to the provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zawak, the suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the public order police in the Lashkar Bazzar area while they were conducting routine patrols on Thursday afternoon.

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  3. 'Extreme IS ideology gaining traction'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Iol.co.za

    Peshawar, Pakistan/ Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State for inspiration. Security and intelligence sources believe there are no operational links yet between IS and South Asia, and that the region is not a priority for a group that occupies areas of Syria and Iraq and is focused on the Arab world.

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  4. INSIGHT -Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AlertNet

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  5. 10 militants killed in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Newkerala.com

    Ten militants were killed when security forces raided Taliban hideouts in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday, an army spokesman said. "Units of the national army launched cleanup operations in Tarekh area of Nawa district early morning and so far six insurgents have been killed and three others injured," Xinhua news agency quoted Mohammad Rasoul Zazai as telling reporters in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

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  6. Afghan policeman kills commander, district governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | AlertNet

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  7. Afghan religious council member shot deadRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Xinhuanet

    A provincial religious council member was shot and killed following an armed attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday, police said. "Member of Helmand's Religious Council Mawlawi Abdul Karim was martyred after two armed men opened fire on him at around 3:30 p.m. Monday," provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid told Xinhua.

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  8. Religious council member shot dead in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Newkerala.com

    A provincial religious council member was shot dead following an armed attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Monday, police said. "Member of Helmand's Religious Council Mawlawi Abdul Karim was martyred after two armed men opened fire at him at around 3:30 p.m. Monday," provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid told Xinhua.

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  9. Innocence in the time of warRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    As the centenary year of the First World War draws to a close, the guide puts the spotlight on British artist and photographer, Mark Neville, who spent two months capturing the horrors of war, especially from the eyes of the young on both sides, in Helmand, Afghanistan . I work at the intersection of art and documentary.

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  10. Taliban turns from political violence to crime as Western forces leave AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies As expected, the end of combat operations by Western forces in Afghanistan has led to an upsurge in Taliban activity.

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  11. Feature: Scores killed in a bloody shelling of Afghan wedding party on New Year's EveRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 3 | Xinhuanet

    It was supposed to be a happy occasion when two souls were joined in marriage in a solemn ceremony attended by the groom and bride and their relatives and friends. In a dastardly bomb attack in Sangin District in Helmund Province on Wednesday, New Year's eve, the occasion was turned into a bloody spectacle where the bride, first reported to be injured, died in the hospital and the groom had escaped unhurt but badly shaken.

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  12. Three killed in Afghanistan Taliban ambushRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 3 | Newkerala.com

    Two policemen and a civilian were killed after Taliban insurgents launched an ambush in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province overnight, an official said Saturday. "Two Afghan Local Police commanders named Mohammad Saddiq and Mahwan Khal Bai were killed after a gunfight in Imam Shaib district late Friday night," Amanuddin Qurishi, the district governor, told Xinhua.

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  13. Two Afghan soldiers held over wedding party attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | Scotsman.com

    Two Afghan soldiers have been arrested in connection with the deaths of at least 28 people, mostly women and children, who were killed by artillery fired at a wedding party from military checkpoints. General Sultan Mahmoud, the head of the army in southern Helmand province, where the incident took place on Wednesday night, said the soldiers had been arrested late yesterday.

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  14. Afghan soldiers to blame for deadly wedding bombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | The Nation

    Afghan soldiers were responsible for firing mortars at a wedding party that killed 17 women and children, officials said Friday, in a mistaken strike that overshadowed the transfer of nationwide security from NATO forces. The deaths on Wednesday evening in the southern province of Helmand came on the eve of a ceremony in Kabul when President Ashraf Ghani congratulated the Afghan army and police for taking over from NATO forces who have ended their combat mission.

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  15. Two held over wedding massacre that killed at least 28 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Independent.ie

    Injured Afghan civilians rest in an ambulance as they are brought to a hospital in Helmand province December 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Abdul Malik Two Afghan soldiers have been arrested over the deaths of at least 28 people, mostly women and children, who were killed by artillery fired from military checkpoints at a wedding party, an official said.

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  16. Afghan arrests 2 soldiers after fatal army attack on weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | Journal Gazette

    Two Afghan soldiers have been arrested in connection with the deaths of at least 28 people, mostly women and children, who were killed by artillery fired from military checkpoints at a wedding party, an official said Friday.

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  17. Afghan soldiers to blame for deadly wedding bombing: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | The Straits Times

    Afghan soldiers were responsible for firing mortars at a wedding party that killed 17 women and children, officials said Friday, in a mistaken strike that overshadowed the transfer of nationwide security from NATO forces. The deaths on Wednesday evening in the southern province of Helmand came on the eve of a ceremony in Kabul when President Ashraf Ghani congratulated the Afghan army and police for taking over from NATO forces who have ended their combat mission.

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  18. Military rocket hits Afghan wedding killing dozensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Big News Network.com

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Dozens of people, were killed when an Afghan wedding party was hit by rockets fired by soldier in a battle with Taliban fighters in the southern province of Helmand, officials said Thursday. Deputy police chief Bacha Gull put the death toll at 28 while as more than 50 people were wounded in the attack that came hours before the formal end of the 13-year-long international military mission in the war-torn nation.

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  19. Afghanistan investigates rocket strike at weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony marking the completion of security transition to Afghan security forces in Kabul, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Afghan police are investigating a rocket strike on a wedding party that killed at least 28 people, many of them women and children, an official said Thursday, as President Ashraf Ghani marked the country's transition to full sovereignty after the 13-year international military mission to rid Afghanistan of insurgents officially ended.

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  20. Afghanistan investigates rocket strike that killed at least 28 at weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Deseret News

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, former President Hamid Karzai, center, and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, right, attend a ceremony marking the completion of security transition to Afghan security forces in Kabul, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Afghan police are investigating a rocket strike on a wedding party that killed at least 28 people, many of them women and children, an official said Thursday, as President Ashraf Ghani marked the country's transition to full sovereignty after the 13-year international military mission to rid Afghanistan of insurgents officially ended.

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