Pakistan buries the ‘Father of the Taliban’

A burial ceremony is held for a key Pakistani cleric with close ties to the Afghan Taliban who was killed in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an investigation into the murder.

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Here’s the latest for Saturday, June 9th: President Trump is optimistic as he leaves for his summit with Kim Jong Un; The Afghan Taliban has announced a cease-fire for the holiday of Eid al-Fitr; Pope Francis met with 500 children of various religions.

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Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested in Canada

A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 09, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Afghan Taliban target police headquarters in Kandahar, hundreds of workers walk off the job in Germany, depopulation is causing Japan’s villages and towns to vanish, and senior official of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch condemns beheadings by Islamic State militants.

Taliban Fighters Target Police Headquarters in Kandahar
At least five people were killed in the attack, a somber reminder of the threat the country’s fledgling military faces with the departure of foreign troops.

Amazon Workers Go On Strike, Again
Labor union Verdi announced that 500 employees walked off the job on Monday and more will follow suit if the online retailer doesn’t meet their salary demands.

Depopulation and the Disappearing Countryside
Low birth rates and a rapidly aging population leave more scarecrows than actual people in the southwestern village of Nagoro.

Senior Al Qaeda Official Criticizes Islamic State’s Beheadings
Military commander Nasser bin Ali al Ansi condemns the group’s tactic as ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘very barbaric.’

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