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Timeline: UK forces in Afghanistan

Here is a timeline of key events in the UK’s military involvement in Afghanistan, which has been continuing for 10 years: 2001 September 11 – Nearly 3,000 people are killed when al Qaida terrorists hijack four passenger aircraft and crash them in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. October 7 – Then-prime minister Tony Blair confirms that British forces are ...

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Anti-Nato protest staged in Kabul

Hundreds of people have marched through the streets of the Afghan capital Kabul, demanding the immediate withdrawal of international military forces ahead of the 10th anniversary of the US invasion. The peaceful…

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New charges filed in Politkovskaya’s killing probe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators marked the 5th anniversary of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s killing on Friday by filing new charges against suspects involved in the slaying, but they have remained silent about who might have ordered her murder. Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya, was gunned down in the elevator of her Moscow apartment ...

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New charges filed in Politkovskaya’s killing probe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators marked the 5th anniversary of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s killing on Friday by filing new charges against suspects involved in the slaying, but they have remained silent about who might have ordered her murder. Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya, was gunned down in the elevator of her Moscow apartment ...

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Qaddafi Urges Followers to ‘Rise Up’ and Fill the Streets

Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the deposed Libyan leader now in hiding, broke more than a week of public silence on Thursday with a recorded message beseeching his followers to flood the streets of their country and “raise our green flags to the skies.” Colonel Qaddafi’s message also denounced the Transitional National Council, the provisional government that succeeded…

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Qaddafi Urges Followers to ‘Rise Up’ and Fill the Streets

Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the deposed Libyan leader now in hiding, broke more than a week of public silence on Thursday with a recorded message beseeching his followers to flood the streets of their country and “raise our green flags to the skies.” Colonel Qaddafi’s message also denounced the Transitional National Council, the provisional government that succeeded…

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Drought-hit Pacific island nation down to last few days of water

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A drought-stricken Pacific island nation is down to its last few days of water, prompting a mercy dash by New Zealand and Australia with water-making equipment. Tuvalu, the world’s fourth-smallest nation sitting just below the Equator, has declared a…

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Drought-hit Pacific island nation down to last few days of water

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A drought-stricken Pacific island nation is down to its last few days of water, prompting a mercy dash by New Zealand and Australia with water-making equipment. Tuvalu, the world’s fourth-smallest nation sitting just below the Equator, has declared a…

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UNICEF Statement on Emergency in Tuvalu

Friday, 7 October 2011, 4:57 pm Press Release: UNICEF SUVA, 07 October 2011 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is deeply concerned at the plight of those affected by the severe water shortage in Tuvalu, especially the most vulnerable, children and women. Early estimates from government…

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UNICEF Statement on Emergency in Tuvalu

Friday, 7 October 2011, 4:57 pm Press Release: UNICEF SUVA, 07 October 2011 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is deeply concerned at the plight of those affected by the severe water shortage in Tuvalu, especially the most vulnerable, children and women. Early estimates from government…

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