U.S. military punishes 16 over Afghan hospital bombing

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The U.S. military announced it has taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly 2015 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital.

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

A major Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a government security office in central Kabul during rush hour on Tuesday killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, a week after the militant group announced a spring offensive.

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A former street child in Afghanistan, now giving back where he found help

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At a school in the capital of Afghanistan, little boys wearing oversize white uniforms hurry down a flight of stairs to make it to judo practice, while girls in colorful headscarves eagerly wait for their tailoring class to begin upstairs. Hashmatullah Hayat, a project supervisor at the school, offers advice to the children who pop into his office asking about their computer classes or English homework.

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Declassified U.S. document suggests Pakistani link to attack on CIA agents

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A Pakistani intelligence officer paid $200,000 to an extremist network to facilitate a deadly suicide bomb attack on CIA operatives at a base in Afghanistan in 2009, according to a declassified U.S. government document obtained by an independent research group.

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Twin bombings raise fears of new Taliban offensive

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A suicide bomber kills at least 12 army recruits on a bus in eastern Afghanistan, hours after a similar attack killed two people in the capital Kabul.

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Kerry, in Kabul, aims to ease crisis over unity pact he brokered

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Kerry, in Kabul, aims to ease crisis over unity pact he brokered

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Saturday to show support for the government and to try to defuse a political crisis fueled in part by a national unity deal he brokered in 2014.

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For NATO trainers, race against time to prepare Afghan troops to go it alone

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For NATO trainers, race against time to prepare Afghan troops to go it alone

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Chung, leading a team of U.S. advisers in Helmand province to help train the Afghan army's embattled 215th Corps, knows he does not have much time.

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Turkey, Greece scramble to start EU deal as migrant arrivals rise

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Turkey, Greece scramble to start EU deal as migrant arrivals rise

Five days before Turkey is due to begin taking back illegal migrants from Greece under a deal with the European Union, neither side is fully ready, with officials scrambling to be able to make at least a symbolic start as new arrivals rise.

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U.S. military jet crashes in Afghanistan: Pentagon

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

A Pentagon spokesman says a U.S. Air Force pilot is safe after an F-16 plane crashes during takeoff near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

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U.S. military punishes more than a dozen for Afghan hospital air strike

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U.S. military punishes more than a dozen for Afghan hospital air strike

The U.S. military has disciplined more than a dozen personnel, including officers, following a deadly October air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontiers and killed at least 42 people, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.

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Why International Women's Day matters

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Why International Women's Day matters

FORCED MARRIAGE: About one in three women alive today was married before she was 15, according to UNICEF.

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Blast kills 17 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

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Blast kills 17 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

A suicide bomber killed 17 people and injured 31 in northwest Pakistan Monday, in an attack which the Taliban described as revenge for the hanging of an Islamist assassin last week.

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Hopeless and broke, some Afghan migrants return from Europe

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Hopeless and broke, some Afghan migrants return from Europe

After risking death on the migrant trail and two months in "nightmarish" refugee centres in Germany, Mohammed Asif bought a one-way ticket back to Afghanistan, relinquishing his lifelong dream of asylum in Europe.

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Messi sends autographed jerseys to little Afghan fan

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Messi sends autographed jerseys to little Afghan fan

Argentine football star Lionel Messi sent two jerseys to the five-year-old Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation last month when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag with "Messi" scrawled on it in marker pen.

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high: UN

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A United Nations report says more than 11,000 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in 2015.

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