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My family left Afghanistan for a new life - now I'm celebrating top A-levels

Nilofar Samadi got three A grades in biology, chemistry and Russian, as well as a B in Latin, and is off to King's College in London to study medicine A student whose family left Afghanistan to start a new life in the UK has told of her joy at securing top grades in her A-levels from a school in Caversham.

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4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo, a man aims his gas-powered gun at his opponents as he plays in a friendly game of paintball in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

DC Military

General killed in Afghanistan buried in ANC

Dr. Susan Myers, widow of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, places a red rose on her husband's casket following a graveside service for the major general in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 14. Greene was killed by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier Aug. 5 while visiting Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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SFGate

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

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Daily Times

Afghanistan to call on UN to help stop 'rocket attacks' : August 28, 2014,

KABUL The Afghan government is expected to submit a number of recommendations to the United Nations to seek international support in efforts to halt 'cross-border attacks,' according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Mid Devon Star

Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

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WGBH

Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here.

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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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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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