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10 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | KFVS12

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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10 hrs ago | 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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Nerve News

Five killed in market blast in Afghanistan

At least five civilians were killed and 21 others wounded in a bomb attack that took place in a local market in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar Thursday, a provincial government spokesman said.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Indian Express

Two Indians killed in Taliban suicide attack near Kabul airport

The two belonged to Kerala and arrangements were being made to bring back their bodies, the sources said.

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Deutsche Welle

Von der Leyen visits Afghanistan with pullout looming

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has landed in northern Afghanistan for an unannounced troop visit.

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New York Daily News

Meet Afghanistan's first female cabbie

Afghanistan's first female taxi driver is a hero to other women in her city, while men who jump into her cab are disgusted.

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Detroit News

Death sentence given in Associated Press photographer's killing in Afghanistan

A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.

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Iol.co.za

Afghans denounce conflict in Gaza

Several hundred Afghan protesters rallied on Wednesday in the heart of Kabul to denounce the fighting in Gaza Strip and the killings of Palestinian civilians caught up in the conflict.

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ABC News

Afghanistan Criticizes Pakistan; Policeman Killed

Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security says recent attacks in Afghanistan were planned in Pakistan, allegedly with the support of the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI.

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