Afghanistan
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Taliban attack Afghan security officials

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/04/19, 10:26 am

The Taliban launched an attack early Thursday on a government compound in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan, killing at least 20 security officials. Intense fighting continued into Thursday afternoon, said Jamshid Shahabhi, the provincial governor’s spokesman. The casualties include soldiers and policemen. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack. The insurgent group has persisted with almost daily attacks on Afghan security forces despite ongoing peace talks. U.S.

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Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

by Kent Covington
Posted 3/25/19, 10:49 am

The Pentagon identified two U.S. Army soldiers killed last week in combat in Afghanistan as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Ohio, who was out of the 71st Ordnance Group, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Colorado, who was with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Both men were out of Fort Carson, Colo. The Pentagon said only that the two men died of wounds sustained during combat operations in Kunduz province. Four U.S.

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A swath of destruction

International | Cyclone Idai could be worst ever disaster for the Southern Hemisphere
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/20/19, 02:48 pm

MOZAMBIQUE: UN officials say Cyclone Idai may be the worst ever disaster to strike the Southern Hemisphere. Last Friday’s storm packed 125-mph winds with heavy rain, and has left a swath of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affecting millions.

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