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Sinai plane crash: Egypt dismisses IS claim

An investigation is under way after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board. Egypt’s prime minister said a technical fault was the most likely cause, dismissing claims from Islamic State militants that they were responsible. However, three airlines – Emirates, Air France and Lufthansa – …

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Afghan women find sustainable livelihood in India

By Neelapu Shanti-New Delhi: Many Afghan women migrants in India have learned embroidery skills to earn livelihood for their families. An NGO named ‘Access’ helps to train these women and provide them employment. The NGO is also partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “We have started …

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Ghani, Naib fifties secure landmark series win

Afghanistan 191 for 5 (Usman 65, Naib 56*) beat Zimbabwe 190 for 7 (Williams 54, Mutumbami 43, Dawlat 2-24) by five wickets Afghanistan sealed another historic first with a 2-0 Twenty20 series victory over Zimbabwe in the second match at Queens Sports Club. Opener Usman Ghani and allrounder Gulbadin Naib …

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Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe to win landmark ODI series

Afghanistan have clinched a historic one-day international series over Zimbabwe after a 73-run victory in Bulawayo saw them win 3-2. They are the first non-Test-playing country to win a multi-game bilateral ODI series against a Test side. Sean Williams was Zimbabwe’s lone hope, hitting a defiant 102 as the hosts, …

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Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the conflict off to his successor. Obama had originally planned to …

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Israel accused of ‘deliberately killing’ protesters

Rights groups say Israel is using excessive force against unarmed Palestinian civilians in the recent wave of violence. Israel’s government is facing serious questions over its use of force in the latest outbreak of violence with protesters after a number of videos appeared online showing soldiers shooting at Palestinians. Amnesty …

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Attack on MSF hospital: Obama offers condolences

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The President of the United States, Barack Obama has expressed his deepest condolence to the medical professionals and other civilians killed and injured in the tragic incident at a Doctors without Borders hospital in Kunduz province, the White House said in a media statement. The US-led coalition …

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