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Migrants on Serbia-Hungary border go on hunger strike, want to enter EU

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HORGOS, Serbia About 150 migrants, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Monday started a hunger strike in a field in Serbia on the border with Hungary to demand passage to the European Union. | Video

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Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban - U.N. 25 Jul 2016

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest attacks ever in Kabul.

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Afghan teenager met Munich gunman just before attack - prosecutor 25 Jul 2016

MUNICH A 16-year-old Afghan youth who was arrested on Sunday had been in contact via WhatsApp with an 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich two days earlier and also met him just before the attack, Bavarian officials said.

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Afghan youth arrested over possible role in Munich shooting - police 25 Jul 2016

BERLIN German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said.

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Anger, mourning in Afghanistan after Kabul suicide attack 24 Jul 2016

KABUL Members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority began the task of burying more than 80 people killed in Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul with many blaming political leaders for security failures that led to the massacre. | Video

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Afghan Hazara minority protest in Kabul over power line route 23 Jul 2016

KABUL Thousands of people from Afghanistan's Hazara minority demonstrated in the capital Kabul on Saturday to demand changes to the route of a planned multi-million dollar power transmission line.

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Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo 21 Jul 2016

KABUL Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.

Taliban attacks threaten disputed Afghan district centre 20 Jul 2016

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan Afghan security forces backed by U.S. air strikes have beaten back Taliban attacks on a vulnerable southern district, government officials said on Wednesday, after a relative lull in fighting over the month of Ramadan.

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German train axe attack puts Merkel migrant policy back in spotlight 19 Jul 2016

MUNICH A young Afghan who attacked passengers on a train in Bavaria with an axe had entered Germany last summer with a wave of migrants, officials said on Tuesday, raising more questions about Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy.

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Afghan Taliban dismiss reports of slowdown since change of leader 19 Jul 2016

KABUL The Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday they were launching new operations after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, dismissing reports that they had been weakened following a change of leadership in May.