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Eight children, including four siblings, were killed in Afghanistan after a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives said on Saturday.

The record number of journalists dying in Afghanistan is making media outlets question whether going out to cover a dangerous scene is really worth it.

Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

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Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

The 22-year-old Iraqi immigrant held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence in Germany last month was freed on Tuesday over lack of evidence.

At least four killed in <em>Afghan</em> military helicopter crash

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At least four killed in Afghan military helicopter crash

The helicopter carrying weapons and ammunition burst into flames during an "emergency landing", officials said.

<em>Afghan</em> conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

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Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

The Afghan war is on track to inflict more than 20,000 battle deaths in 2018, including civilians and combatants, analysts said.

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Suicide bomber targets protest in eastern Afghanistan

At least 20 people have been killed when a militant detonated a bomb belt in among a crowd of Afghan protesters in the country's east.

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Taliban kill dozens in attacks across north Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have killed dozens of Afghan security personnel, as attempts to bring an end to the conflict continue.

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Dozens killed in new Taliban attacks on Afghan forces

Monday witnessed another bloody day in Afghanistan with Taliban militants launching new two attacks on government forces.

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Seven wounded in Paris knife attack, terrorism ruled out

French police said the incident, which saw bystanders try to fend off by throwing petanque balls, was not a terror attack.

Tensions grow as Afghans held over German man's death

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Tensions grow as Afghans held over German man's death

A far-right demonstration was held in a Germany city after similar anti-migrant tensions was witnessed in Chemnitz.

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Far-right tipped to win big in Sweden elections

Opinion polls suggest the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) could garner between 16 and 25 percent of the vote, making it one of the ...

Taliban say founder of Haqqani network dies in Afghanistan

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Taliban say founder of Haqqani network dies in Afghanistan

Jalaluddin Haqqani, one-time CIA asset whose group became a top US target, spent decades working with groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban to ...

Eighteen injured in German protests for and against refugees

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Eighteen injured in German protests for and against refugees

Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which ...

Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport strike: monitor

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Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport strike: monitor

Mazzeh airbase was hit by a "possible Israeli missile", a monitoring group said, while Syrian state media blamed the explosions on an electrical ...

Thousands protest for and against migrants in German town

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Thousands protest for and against migrants in German town

Some 8,000 opponents and supporters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy marched through the eastern city of Chemnitz after a ...

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Double stabbing at Amsterdam station in possible terror attack

Two people were seriously injured in a knife attack at Amsterdam's Central Station on Friday, police in Amsterdam said, citing terrorism as a possible motive.

Reese Erlich

Trump's failures in Afghanistan

Comment: Since Trump came to power, the US has only intensified its air war in Afghanistan, writes Reese Erlich.

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

James Snell

Taliban talks won't bring peace to Afghanistan

Comment: Negotiations can only prove fruitful if the Taliban renounces its commitment to violence, writes James Snell.

Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

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Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

Russia said that peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed as the Afghan government needed more time to develop a "consolidated ...

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IS leader in Afghanistan killed by US-led coalition strikes

Saad Arhabi died in a joint operation with coalition forces late Saturday in the group's eastern stronghold in Nangarhar province near the ...

<em>Afghan</em> President Ghani rejects resignations of top security officials

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Afghan President Ghani rejects resignations of top security officials

Afghanistan's intelligence chief and the interior and defence ministers have resigned, as the government faces fierce criticism over an ...

UNRWA chief says Palestinian refugees can't be 'wished away'

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UNRWA chief says Palestinian refugees can't be 'wished away'

In January, the US, the largest donor to the agency, slashed some $300 million from its annual contribution to UNRWA, prompting an unprecedented ...

Pompeo calls on Imran Khan to act against 'terrorists'

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Pompeo calls on Imran Khan to act against 'terrorists'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action on 'terrorists'.

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