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20 min ago | Evening Sun

Bombing kills 4 Afghan civilians; vote count halts

An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed four civilians in the country's south as a recount in the presidential election halted before a major holiday.

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4 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska, and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California, were killed by an IED in Mirugol Kalay in Kandahar Province, the DOD said.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Times

Six killed in blasts, attack : July 26, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the tribal areas while four others, including two soldiers, died in land mine explosions.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Post

a "Afghan gunmen kill more than a dozen Shiite travelers

Suspected militants patrolling a road in western Afghanistan shot and killed 14 Shiite Muslim travelers Friday, in a rare sectarian attack that Afghans fear is part of an increasing pattern of insurgent assaults on ethnic and religious minorities.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Kenosha soldier dies from illness he got in Afghanistan

A soldier from Kenosha has died from an illness he got while in Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Pfc.

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News Observer

Rescued Afghanistan puppies reunited with Fort Bragg soldier

Blitz, a mixed breed dog from Afghanistan, is reunited in Fuquay-Varina with one of the Special Forces soldiers from Fort Bragg who took care of the dog and his brother, Rommel, in Afghanistan.

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Steuben Courier

AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer

From Criminal Minds and Low Winter Sun writer Chris Mundy , White City features Jon Liston, who goes against advice and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders.

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KFVS12

Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the... It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same ... (more)

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Weekday Magazine

Afghan Election Audit Marred By Disagreements, Delays

The auditors review ballots from the presidential election runoff at the Independent Election Commission office in Kabul on July 18. Afghan election officials say an audit of all 8 million ballots in the disputed Afghan presidential runoff election has gotten off to a slow start.

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Slovak Spectator

Slovak soldiers under fire in Afghanistan; no injuries reported

SLOVAK soldiers in Afghanistan came under fire at the Kandahar Air Field base on the morning of July 24, but none of them suffered injuries.

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ABC News

Taliban Kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan Road Attack

Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said.

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Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground... Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Gunmen kill 15 civilians traveling in central Afghanistan

Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack, near a building north of Kabul International Airport in Kabul July 17, 2014.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Al Jazeera

Fifteen civilians shot dead in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, police in Ghor province have said.

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Fox News

Wounded special-ops veterans take on new enemy: child porn - Watson...

Oskar Zepeda lost his childhood dream of being a soldier on Sept. 8, 2011, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, but he's found a new way to continue serving his country -- and protect its children.

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Daily Times

Pakistan rejects claim that 100,000 IDPs moved to Afghanistan : July 25, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of State & Frontier Regions on Thursday rejected the claim of Afghanistan that 100,000 persons from North Waziristan Agency have migrated to its territory after Pakistan's armed forces launched a military offensive to hunt down the terrorists.

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CFR.org

Markey: Afghanistan Anxieties Reign in India and China

Afghans work at a new parliament building constructed by an Indian project in Kabul on November 26, 2013 .

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Foreign Policy

Afghan Election Audit Resumes; India Supports UNHRC Gaza Resolution;...

Afghanistan's audit of votes cast in the run-off election resumed on Thursday after a 48-hour suspension in order to train those conducting and overseeing the audit .

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KXXV-TV Waco

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.

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The Times of India

2 Finnish female aid workers shot dead in western Afghanistan: Officials

HERAT, Afghanistan: Two Finnish female aid workers were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in western Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the latest killings in a recent spate of attacks on foreigners.

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