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Protesters Flood Kabul Streets After Beheading Of 7 Afghan Hazaras

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with The New York Times, about the beheadings of civilians from the Hazara ethnic minority, possibly by ISIS-linked militants.
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Thousands Of Afghans March In Kabul, Demanding Justice For 7 Shiites Killed

Demonstrators took to the streets in the Afghan capital on Wednesday to protest the killings of seven members of an ethnic minority group by Islamist militants.
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Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.
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The Details Of Drones, From A Pilot Who Flew Them

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley, a retired drone pilot who wrote the tactical manual for the Predator. His new memoir is called Hunter Killer.
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He Sometimes Crawled To School, He Plays Soccer On A Scooter

Polio paralyzed Sani Muntari as a child. That didn't keep him from school or off the soccer field. And he's played a key role in making Nigeria polio-free.
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U.S.-Funded Afghan Local Police Riddled With Corruption, Audit Finds

Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction, about fraud and mismanagement of U.S. funding meant for the Afghan local police.
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Aid Slow To Reach Survivors Days After Massive Quake Hits Afghanistan, Pakistan

Cold weather and blocked roads have hampered efforts to reach survivors. Taliban fighters also overran part of an Afghan province, causing concern for the safety of workers trying to survey damage.
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The Intense Images Of Afghanistan's Long And 'Distant War'

Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has been documenting Afghanistan since 1988. A retrospective in Kabul from his book, A Distant War, takes his photos back to the country where he made them.
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Young Afghan Smuggler Hopes To Help Peers Find A Future In Europe

The secret networks who smuggle migrants into Europe are considered illegal. But a 24-year-old Afghan trafficker believes he's saving young people from unemployment, conflict and poverty.
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Massive Earthquake Strikes Northeast Afghanistan Near Pakistan Border

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Afghan-Pakistan region on Monday. NPR has the latest.

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