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U.N.: Afghan Detention Facilities Must Curb Torture

For the second year in a row, a U.N. study has found widespread abuse and torture of prisoners in Afghan detention facilities. Despite efforts by the Afghan government and NATO to rein in torture, some sites saw an increase over the previous year. As a result of the findings, NATO is suspending the transfer of detainees to certain Afghan facilities.
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Prince Harry On Killing Taliban: 'Take A Life To Save A Life'

The 28-year-old prince just ended his second tour with the British Army in Afghanistan. He's a co-pilot/gunner on a helicopoter. Asked whether he had killed from the cockpit, he said: 'Yea, so lots of people have.' "
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Taliban Militants Target Afghan Intelligence Center

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a multi-pronged suicide bombing attack on Afghanistan's intelligence headquarters in Kabul in Wednesday. It was the second attack on the spy headquarters in little more than a month.
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Blast Rocks Kabul; Dozens Wounded, Attackers Killed

The Taliban is claiming responsibility. A group of men tried to attack a government security office. They were wearing bombs strapped to their bodes and came in vehicles carrying more explosives, authorities say.
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What's At Stake In Hotspots Across The Globe

In Mali, the French continue air strikes to stop the advance of armed Islamist rebels in the north. In Syria, the death toll continues to rise, and in Afghanistan, questions remain about the ongoing transition of power. In all three regions, opportunities for current or future U.S. involvement is uncertain.
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As U.S. Starts Afghanistan Drawdown, Long-Term Concerns Linger

President Obama met with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week in Washington, D.C. Their discussions focused on what role the U.S. will play in Afghanistan after 2014, when most American and NATO troops are scheduled to leave the country.
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Obama: U.S. Forces Will Transition To Support Role In Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama discussed future U.S.-Afghanistan relations and the withdrawal of U.S. forces on Friday.

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