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Former Taliban hostages back  in Canada after harrowing raid

Former Taliban hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid

A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight during a raid to free the family

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul’s police chief spokesman said.

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Afghanistan’s Sesame Street gets proud brother muppet

Zeerak the bespectacled orange muppet is the latest innovation from Sesame Street in Afghanistan: a children’s TV character who reveres his educated older sister, brought on to screens to show a new generation that a woman’s place is beyond the home.

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At least 80 people were killed and 350 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday morning rush hour, Afghan officials said.

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North Korea tried to sow fear in the hearts of everyone as it again flaunted its nuclear power for the world to see a few days ago.

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WITH two devastating air strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, the United States under new President Donald Trump has changed the world’s perception of it as a world power reluctant to get involved too deeply in disputes and hostilities involving many nations today.

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