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Afghan Shiite Mosque Bombing Kills Dozens

A suicide blast inside a crowded Shiite Muslim mosque Friday in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province killed at least 46 worshipers and injured more than 150 others.Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the casualty toll to loc...
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US Charges Afghan With Killing American Troops

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged an alleged former Taliban commander with terrorism-related offenses over the killing of American troops in 2008.Haji Najibullah, 45, is in U.S. custody, charged with kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan ...
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Assailants Fatally Shoot 2 Schoolteachers in Kashmir

Assailants fatally shot two schoolteachers in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday in a sudden rise in targeted killings of civilians in the disputed region, police said.Authorities blamed militants fighting against Indian rule for the attack in the o...
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Taliban Accused of Killing 13 Ethnic Hazara Afghans

The international rights advocacy group Amnesty International has accused Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban of unlawfully killing 13 members of the ethnic Hazara minority community on August 30, two weeks after the Islamist group seized control of the war-r...
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Bomb Blast Kills at Least 5 Outside Kabul Mosque

A bomb blast outside Kabul’s main mosque Sunday afternoon killed at least five Afghan civilians and injured at least four more, said Qari Saeed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban Interior Ministry.It was the first such assault in the capital since la...
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UN, Rights Groups Push Zimbabwe to Prosecute Man Who Married 14-Year-Old Girl

Women’s rights activists, opposition groups and the United Nations are pressuring Zimbabwean authorities to arrest a man who had married a 14-year-old who died last week while giving birth at a church shrine. Zimbabwean police say they are investigatin...
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South African Court Hears Appeal from Jailed Ex-President Zuma Amid Violent Protests

A South African court Monday began hearing an appeal launched by former President Jacob Zuma on his lengthy prison sentence in the wake of violent protests against his imprisonment. According to Reuters, Zuma’s lawyers asked the court to release the 79...
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Testimony Concludes on Alleged Atrocities Under Gambian Ex-Dictator Jammeh’s Rule

Gambia’s truth commission has wrapped up more than two years of public hearings into alleged human rights violations committed during the 22-year rule of former dictator Yahya Jammeh. A steady parade of witnesses concluded their testimony Friday, del...
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ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region.The...
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