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55 min ago | Newkerala.com

36 militants, nine policemen killed in Afghanistan

A total of 36 militants and nine policemen were killed in clashes in Afghanistan's Ghor province, a senior government official said Wednesday, adding that the militants also took 30 policemen captive.

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5 hrs ago | The Age

Presidential candidate Abdullah rejects Afghanistan election audit amid fraud claims

Kabul: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah will reject the results of a UN-supervised audit of the election, his spokesman says, tipping the country deeper into crisis a week before the scheduled inauguration.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Air Force Times

SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles

Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.

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Reuters

Afghan forces battle for control of symbolic Kunduz province

Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for control of the northern province of Kunduz, where insurgents are threatening to overrun the capital and terrorizing residents who have fled to nearby districts.

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Sheffield Star

Guardsman's timely return

Colour Sergeant Major Glen Goldthorpe with wife Jolene and baby Harry - All images remain crown copyright.

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The Washington Post

Another group splits from Pakistani Taliban

A senior Pakistani militant figure says he and several of his associates have split from the Pakistani Taliban and formed their own group, inspired by the Afghan Taliban and their fight against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Monterey County Herald

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.

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WHAS11

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the country's election stalemate has hurt progress in training the Afghan military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.

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Cybercast News Service

Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said Tuesday, a development that could further disrupt the already troubled process.

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ABC News

US Transfers 2 Yemenis Held in Bagram Prison

Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.

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Washington Times

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,202

As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Times Herald

Report: U.S. Syria surveillance flights begin

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

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Marine Corps Times

Sources: U.S. surveillance planes over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

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Dissident Voice

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

TheBlaze.com

After Reading His Four-Word Message, Soldiers Deployed in Afghanistan Knew They Had to Find This Boy

That's the message members of the unit, deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan, found amid the myriad well-wishing cards from kids back home in America.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

The Army says a female soldier with a gun inside a key building on a central Virginia base turned the gun on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others.

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