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Years Of Combat Experience, And Just Turning 20

Colombia's FARC rebels are engaged in peace talks with the government, but the group is also stepping up recruitment of child soldiers. Thousands of children may have become rebels in recent years, and efforts are underway to rehabilitate some of them.
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Palestinian Girls Look For Ways To Protest, Without Stones

What's the most effective way to protest? Teenage Palestinian boys have a long tradition of throwing stones at, and getting arrested by, Israeli soldiers. Palestinian girls say they are no less patriotic, but most don't believe that stone throwing is the best way to achieve their goals.
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Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

A lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales says the veteran of four combat tours will plead guilty in the deaths of 16 civilians to avoid the death penalty.
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Algerian Terrorist Leader Clashed With His Bosses

Former Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar didn't return phone calls, file expense reports or attend all the right meetings, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.
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Prosecutor: Radical Islam Motivated Attack On French Soldier

French authorities say a Muslim convert was prompted by his religious ideology to carry out the weekend stabbing attack at a shopping mall west of Paris.
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U.S. Drone Strike Said To Have Killed Taliban Leader

A U.S. drone strike in the tribal regions of Pakistan appears to have killed the number two man in the Pakistani Taliban. The strike is the first in Pakistan since President Obama announced last Thursday that he would put new restrictions on drone attacks.

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