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Afghanistan’s deadly fight for democracy

International | The United States says Afghan troops can handle the intensified violence
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/18, 03:34 pm

As Afghanistan wraps up a parliamentary vote marred by nearly 200 violent attacks and 50 deaths, U.S. officials insist the country can manage the violence and protect the democratic process.

Last weekend’s vote was the first to take place in war-torn Afghanistan since 2010. Afghan officials deployed about 70,000 police and soldiers to guard polling stations after the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) vowed to target voters.

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Russian plot exposed

International | Agents charged with spying and attempted cyberattacks on international agencies
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/05/18, 03:40 pm

RUSSIA: Dutch, British, and U.S. authorities—with backing from NATO—mounted a coordinated campaign, publicly exposing Russian agents they charge with spying and attempting cyberattacks on international agencies monitoring sports doping and chemical weapons.

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Sex abuse survivor, doctor win Nobel Peace Prize

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/05/18, 11:39 am

A Congolese doctor and an Iraqi woman received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work against sexual violence and war crimes. Both are the first from their countries to receive the award. Dr. Denis Mukwege, 63, founded a hospital in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of rape in the conflict-ridden region. He temporarily left the country after armed men tried to kill him in 2012.

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