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6 HOURS AGO - Russia Today

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Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 – UN

Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pakistan executes 2 terrorists, presses military offensive

The executions were the first carried out against civilians in Pakistan since 2008 and came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penalty to assuage public calls for swift justice against militants following the attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 132 children and 16 staff members. Pakistani news media reported that the ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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UN urging Taliban to reduce Afghan civilian casualties

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says it's been talking to the Taliban about reducing civilian casualties in Afghanistan but hasn't seen any change on the ground, where it attributes 75 percent of deaths and injuries this year to the insurgent group that used to rule the country.

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. A network of seminaries and religious schools promote religious hate, and some of their leading clerics ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Reach New High In 2014: UN

KABUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest year on record for non-combatants, the United Nations said on Friday. The numbers are a sharp reminder that the Afghan war is far from over, even as a U.S.-led international force formally ends its ...

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