Tag Archives: Afghanistan

09Sep/16

Sept. 11 drama on Air Force One unfolds in Bush aide’s handwritten notes

“We’re at war” — former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer releases his handwritten notes — locked in a vault for 15 years — that detail President George W Bush’s reaction to the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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12Mar/16
Maria Sharapova

Creator of Sharapova drug “quite sure” other top athletes using it

The creator of meldonium drug tennis star Sharapova tested positive for defends what has otherwise been a beacon of Latvia’s scientific research.

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10Feb/16
missing journalists mexico

Mexico has highest number of missing journalists, reports British NGO

British NGO Article 19 accuse Mexican authorities of complicity in the disappearance of journalists following the release of a damning report on violence against the media in the drug-ravaged nation.
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05Jan/16

Reuters images of December

Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of December 2015, including the San Bernardino shooting rampage, the Shenzhen landslide, a Syria field hospital, Star Wars mania, as well as moments of everyday life. Produced by Canice Leung.

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A U.S army soldier from Task Force Denali 1-40 CAV prays during a Christian worship service at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Clark in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 13, 2009.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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13Dec/15
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay

British resident held in Guantanamo Bay says UK officers witnessed torture

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay says British security officers witnessed him being tortured in Afghanistan.

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13Dec/15

Gambia president declares country an Islamic republic

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declares the formerly secular country an Islamic republic in a move he said was designed to distance the West African state further from its colonial past.
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07Dec/15

First penis transplant in the United States to be performed within a year

Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are hoping to within a year perform the first penis transplant in the United States on a young soldier injured by a bomb explosion in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported.
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07Dec/15
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich says truth is her main objective

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union, says her main objective is to tell the truth.
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29Nov/15

Highlights of world events from October and November 2015

World events during October and November include a disaster at a Romanian nightclub which saw tens of thousands protest on the streets, simultaneous attacks at several locations in Paris and the re-taking of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State.
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29Nov/15

Highlights of world events from July to September 2015

World events during the third quarter of the year include the movement of migrants across Europe, twin blasts in China which tore through an industrial port area and the escape from prison of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
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