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Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner
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Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

Dec 26th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,455 Views 45 Comments

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner
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Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner

Dec 5th 2017, 6:42 PM 9,476 Views 9 Comments

Ireland slumped to another heavy defeat to Afghanistan this afternoon.

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack
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Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack

Nov 7th 2017, 7:26 AM 8,450 Views 2 Comments

The incident started in the last hour.

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp
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'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Nov 4th 2017, 2:36 PM 18,232 Views 28 Comments

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post
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Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:06 PM 20,866 Views 41 Comments

The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family
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Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

Oct 21st 2017, 3:00 PM 32,464 Views 53 Comments

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques
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Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques

Oct 20th 2017, 8:50 PM 6,805 Views 67 Comments

“I rushed inside the mosque and saw all the worshippers covered in blood,” one witness said.

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow
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'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

Oct 19th 2017, 9:48 PM 31,286 Views 99 Comments

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife
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Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife

Oct 14th 2017, 8:28 AM 48,992 Views 94 Comments

Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'
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North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:47 PM 24,086 Views 26 Comments

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public
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'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

Aug 26th 2017, 10:05 AM 24,670 Views 41 Comments

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

Trump goes back on criticism of Obama and clears the way for thousands more troops in Afghanistan
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Trump goes back on criticism of Obama and clears the way for thousands more troops in Afghanistan

Aug 22nd 2017, 7:01 AM 19,202 Views 33 Comments

Trump for the first time also left the door open to an eventual political deal with the Taliban.

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban
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Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

Jul 25th 2017, 8:11 AM 18,210 Views 68 Comments

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn
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Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn

Jul 13th 2017, 12:28 PM 9,123 Views 31 Comments

The six girls from Herat, Afghanistan, were reportedly blocked from attending the robotics competition.

Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister
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Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister

Jul 9th 2017, 3:30 PM 13,746 Views 42 Comments

It’s hoped the new character will help millions of children see the value in education.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan
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Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Jul 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 62,955 Views 23 Comments

Victims who escaped their abusers tell their stories of life after being a child sex slave in Afghanistan.

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House
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Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House

Jun 26th 2017, 10:57 PM 10,917 Views 15 Comments

Both men won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.

Thousands of US troops could be headed for Afghanistan after Trump decision
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Thousands of US troops could be headed for Afghanistan after Trump decision

Jun 14th 2017, 7:33 AM 19,146 Views 40 Comments

Under Barack Obama, troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were closely managed by the White House.

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'
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Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'

Jun 10th 2017, 5:20 PM 14,736 Views 30 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the volatile district of Achin.

At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul
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At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul

Jun 3rd 2017, 6:40 PM 12,746 Views 34 Comments

The violence comes just three days after a bomb blast in the city killed 90 people.

At least 64 people killed and 320 wounded as bomb blast rips through Afghan diplomatic quarter
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At least 64 people killed and 320 wounded as bomb blast rips through Afghan diplomatic quarter

May 31st 2017, 8:08 AM 23,569 Views 101 Comments

The French and German embassies were damaged in the blast.

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed
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UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

Apr 28th 2017, 8:14 AM 14,397 Views 90 Comments

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people
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Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people

Apr 22nd 2017, 4:36 PM 12,912 Views 15 Comments

Families gathered outside the base to hear news of their loved ones at the base in northern Afghanistan.

Isis death toll from 'Mother Of All Bombs' reaches 90
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Isis death toll from 'Mother Of All Bombs' reaches 90

Apr 15th 2017, 9:42 AM 37,225 Views 133 Comments

The bomb was dropped on Thursday.

Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday
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Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday

Apr 14th 2017, 8:08 PM 10,804 Views 2 Comments

The Tallaght hit-and-run, redundancies in Roscommon and a fatal stabbing in Jerusalem – it’s the Fix.

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
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Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

Apr 14th 2017, 2:17 PM 30,186 Views 19 Comments

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?
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What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Apr 14th 2017, 8:32 AM 25,342 Views 68 Comments

Here’s what the bomb – dropped by the US on Afghanistan yesterday – involves.

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
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US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

Apr 13th 2017, 5:59 PM 46,355 Views 125 Comments

It’s the second attack they’ve launched this week.

Test play-off place slipping out of grasp as Ireland slump to huge Afghanistan defeat
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Test play-off place slipping out of grasp as Ireland slump to huge Afghanistan defeat

Mar 30th 2017, 12:58 PM 2,956 Views 2 Comments

John Bracewell’s side have been beaten by an innings and 172 runs in Greater Noida.

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced
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Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced

Mar 15th 2017, 12:47 PM 14,643 Views 62 Comments

Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.

Bomb blast at Afghanistan's Supreme Court kills at least 19
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Bomb blast at Afghanistan's Supreme Court kills at least 19

Feb 7th 2017, 1:34 PM 4,192 Views 6 Comments

The bomber detonated the device as employees were boarding a bus to go home.

Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan
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Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan

Feb 5th 2017, 5:52 PM 8,178 Views 5 Comments

At least 50 people were killed in a single village.

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August
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Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August

Jan 12th 2017, 7:45 AM 21,609 Views 16 Comments

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
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The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Jan 6th 2017, 3:42 PM 8,173 Views 14 Comments

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

Military veterans back in action saving South African rhinos from poachers
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Military veterans back in action saving South African rhinos from poachers

Dec 26th 2016, 10:00 AM 9,459 Views 6 Comments

In 2008, less than 100 rhinos were poached in South Africa, but in recent years numbers have rocketed with nearly 1,200 killed in 2015 alone.

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama
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Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama

Dec 20th 2016, 11:02 PM 21,700 Views 52 Comments

The couple were kidnapped in 2012 during a backpacking trip. Their two sons were born in captivity.

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan
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Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2016, 8:13 AM 9,404 Views 11 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate
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Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

Nov 11th 2016, 8:38 AM 9,535 Views 9 Comments

Two men were also shot dead by German forces.

Angelina Jolie wants Irish animation to give 'strong message about empowerment'
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Angelina Jolie wants Irish animation to give 'strong message about empowerment'

Nov 7th 2016, 11:50 AM 19,363 Views 57 Comments

The film tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who dresses up as a boy in order to work and provide for her family in Afghanistan.

"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan
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"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

Aug 24th 2016, 5:23 PM 14,972 Views 79 Comments

Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help.