Taliban says it had hit list of boys to kill in Pakistan school

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The Pakistani Taliban said it targeted the sons of army officers with a hit list in the massacre of children at a Peshawar school as security officials said one of the deadliest terrorist strikes in the nation’s history was coordinated by militants based in Afghanistan.

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Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

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Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

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Pakistan in mourning as parents bury children after school attack

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Pakistan in mourning as parents bury children after school attack

Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

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Why 132 dead students might not change Pakistan terrorism policy

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Why 132 dead students might not change Pakistan terrorism policy

After almost 3,000 people were killed on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told world leaders that they were either with or against terrorists.

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Sydney gunman had history of sexual assault, Afghan war rage

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Sydney gunman had history of sexual assault, Afghan war rage

The gunman killed when police stormed the Sydney cafe where he was holding hostages was an Iranian migrant with a record of violent crime who had expressed fury over Australia’s role in the war in Afghanistan.

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Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown - think tank

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Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown - think tank

Russian arms makers' sales soared 20 percent in 2013, bucking a slowdown in other countries' industries, largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernise its military, the SIPRI think tank said on Monday.

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Upsurge in Afghanistan violence prompts security shake-up

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gives an angry speech against the Taliban and says he plans to revive a security body to tackle the upsurge in violence.

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Kabul blast kills at least six soldiers

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At least six soldiers are dead after a suicide bomber attacked their bus in Kabul -- the latest in a series of attacks as Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

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Obama thanks troops as Afghanistan combat mission ends

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President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address, giving thanks for the men and women in uniform around the world.

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Afghanistan's Bruce Lee 'reincarnation' becomes Web hit

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From the ruins of a bombed-out palace above Kabul, a young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation.

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Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

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Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations.

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Afghanistan's Bruce Lee “reincarnation” becomes Internet sensation

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Springing into backflips and wielding nunchuks, the Afghan Bruce Lee dreams of making it to Hollywood.

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Six Guantanamo prisoners fly to Uruguay for resettlement

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Six Guantanamo prisoners fly to Uruguay for resettlement

Six men held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were flown to Uruguay for resettlement on Sunday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by President Barack Obama's administration to close the facility.

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Hagel explains to soldiers why 1,000 of them must stay in Afghanistan

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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with troops in Afghanistan, most likely for the last time, and explains why 1,000 more must stay.

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US to keep more troops in Afghanistan as violence spikes

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Outgoing Defense Secretary Hagel says U.S. will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year.

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