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1 hr ago | Sunday Herald

Norgrove charity gives half a million to Afghan projects

A TINY Western Isles-based charity set up after a kidnapped Scots aid worker was mistakenly shot dead by US forces has given more than 500,000 to help women and children affected by the Afghanistan conflict.

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3 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Georgia Guardsmen heading to Afghanistan

About 150 members of the Georgia National Guard from the Toccoa-based 876th Engineer Company are heading to Afghanistan this summer for a nine-month deployment.

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6 hrs ago | SooToday

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada, Life, Veteran Affairs

10 hrs ago | Uprisingradio.org

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Troops in Afghanistan,...

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Troops in Afghanistan, Party Appeals to Latino Vote and Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Uprising's guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today's news headlines: Talks between the US and Afghanistan indicate that US ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, US News, University of Texas at Austin, Hamid Karzai

14 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

GOP's McSally Attacks 'War on Women' Line

For one of the most aggressive rebuttals to the Republican "war on women" since Democrats adopted the line of attack a few years ago, look to Arizona Republican Martha McSally , the first American female combat pilot.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Paul Ryan, World News,

18 hrs ago | Nerve News

Four militants killed, eight captured in Afghanistan

At least four militants were killed and eight others were detained Tuesday as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan, the country's interior ministry said.

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18 hrs ago | India Talkies

Four militants killed, eight captured in Afghanistan - Indiatalkies.com

Kabul, April 22: At least four militants were killed and eight others were detained Tuesday as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan, the country's interior ministry said.

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22 hrs ago | GPB.org

British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals

Louise Hastie, the shelter manager of Nowzad Dogs in Kabul, holds a stray puppy named Aki.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Home Gardening, Home

23 hrs ago | ABC News

Afghan Campaign Worker Shot Dead Outside Home

An Afghan official says a prominent campaign worker in the country's presidential election has been shot dead outside his home in eastern Afghanistan.

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23 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside home

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denied involvement. He said the insurgents respected Esmatullah as a former mujahedeen fighter against the Soviets.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

The real war against women and children being waged by Islamic 'extremist'

Human sex trafficking has evolved into an international disgrace. Exploiting women and children for financial gain is merely one category that is horrid enough, however another category continues to be such a tremendous shame that there is a refusal to put the issue on the table for discussion.

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The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, US Air Force

The Nation

Ten Years Later: Questions Still Surround Pat Tillman's Death

When someone dies of decidedly unnatural causes, two words come immediately to mind: "closure" and "accountability".

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Asia, George Bush, US News, Liberal Political News

United Nations

Senior UN official urges women to remain engaged in Afghan political life

Speaking after a meeting with female parliamentarians in the capital Kabul, Jan Kubis, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country , congratulated Afghan women on their participation in the elections - as voters, electoral workers, observers and candidates.

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The Miami Herald

Attack on journalists in Afghanistan rekindles a daughter's pain

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Daily Times

Taliban negotiator released in UAE, returns to Kabul : April 21, 2014,

KABUL A top Afghan peace negotiator held under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates has been released and returned to Kabul, an Afghan peace council official said on Monday, seemingly closing the door on a peace track favoured by President Hamid Karzai.

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The Toronto Star

Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

An Afghan woman in a burka flips an ink-stained middle finger to a Talib armed with a Kalashnikov to show she was unafraid to cast her vote in the presidential election.

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National Public Radio

Afghanistan Is Another Dangerous Place For Journalists

It was particularly difficult to report from Afghanistan during the recent presidential election because members of the Taliban were trying to disrupt the voting.

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HeraldNet

Soldier who may have killed Pat Tillman haunted by remorse

Ten years after Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire, it's still not certain who shot the NFL player-turned-Army-corporal in Afghanistan.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Independent

We cannot still ignore the perils of intervention

'In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne," said Paul Claudel, the French poet, dramatist and ambassador to the United States in the early 1930s.

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