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Settled Migrants In Greece Reach Out To Help Newcomers

Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers — including fellow migrants.
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Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

The three Syrian children, aged 5 and 6, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.
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What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.
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Suicide Car Bomb In Kabul Kills 12, Including 3 American Contractors

Most of the dead were Afghan civilians and scores more were wounded in the attack on a convoy. The Taliban have denied any responsibility.
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Is Afghanistan Backsliding?

U.S. combat forces left last year and there have been a number of troubling signs this year. They include a rise in deadly attacks and renewed friction between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after Moscow's forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.
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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.
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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Smith of the International Crisis Group about Mullah Omar's rise to power, the details of his death and what this means for Afghanistan's peace talks with the Taliban.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.
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Afghan Government Says Mullah Omar 'Died In April 2013'

Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. The Afghan government said according to "credible information," Omar died in Pakistan.

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