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Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame - study

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 21:07
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thursday.
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One dead in shooting at Bangladeshi Shi'ite mosque

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:54
DHAKA (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen opened fire at a Shi'ite mosque in Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving one dead and three wounded, police said.
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Afghan president sacks security officials over fall of Kunduz

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 09:42
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday dismissed national security agency officials who he said had neglected their duty to defend the northern city of Kunduz, which Taliban militants briefly captured in September.
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Prominent Pakistani opposition figure charged with aiding terrorists

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 09:18
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court ordered a prominent opposition politician close to former president Asif Ali Zardari into police custody on Thursday on charges of aiding terrorists in a case his party has called politically motivated.
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Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital - military

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error, a top U.S. military commander said on Wednesday.
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Norway advertises stricter asylum rules in Afghan newspapers

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 07:27
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is telling Afghans that its door is not as open as it was to migrants, advertising its stricter asylum rules in Afghan newspapers as part of a campaign to limit the number of people hoping to reach the Nordic country for protection.
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Bangladesh says kills military chief of banned Islamist group

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:06
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police commandos killed the suspected military chief of a banned Islamist group in a shootout in the capital, a police commissioner said on Thursday, as security forces step up a hunt for militants behind a spate of attacks.
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Pakistani Baluch rebels release video of leader they say is alive

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:02
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Baluch separatist rebels in Pakistan released a video on Thursday purporting to show that leader Allah Nazar, who the Pakistani government believed it had killed in a raid in August, was alive and leading the insurgency.
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As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge - experts

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 03:48
THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.
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