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Afghan girl wearing suicide vest detained at border

Afghan girl wearing suicide vest detained at border

WATAN YAR/EPA An Afghan security official (left) sits next to an young alleged suicide bomber detained by the Afghan police officials in Helmand, Afghanistan, on Monday. An Afghan girl has been detained by police while wearing a suicide vest in southern Afghanistan, according to reports. The child, believed to be the 8- to 10-year-old sister of a Taliban commander, was ...

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4 U.S. soldiers detained by Libyan government

4 U.S. soldiers detained by Libyan government

Abdel Magid al-Fergany/AP The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. WASHINGTON — The State Department says the Libyan government is holding four U.S. military personnel. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said officials are trying to determine what occurred. Psaki said Friday night that the United States is in touch with Libyan officials to ensure the Americans’ release. The four were “augmenting ...

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85-year-old American veteran detained in North Korea for three weeks: report

Merrill Newman had taken to travelling the world after retiring. An 85-year-old Korean War veteran following a “lifelong dream” to visit North Korea has been detained in the communist country for more than three weeks, according to reports. Merrill Newman, of Palo Alto, was five minutes from takeoff on his return flight to Beijing on Oct. 26 when authorities boarded ...

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