Trump presents Medal of Honor to Green Beret

President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Honor to a Green Beret who helped save four critically wounded comrades and prevented the lead element of a special operations force from being overrun in Afghanistan. (Oct. 30)

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Bored of male heroes, Afghan girl coders build their own champions | AFP

Like the princess who hops over goblins and throws daggers at evil wizards in the video game they built, a team of women coders in patriarchal Afghanistan wants to inspire a generation of girls.

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Here are the top stories for Friday, October 18th: Trump paints positive picture of Turkish cease-fire; More than 60 dead in Afghanistan bombing; Mexican security forces outgunned by drug cartel; Female astronauts make history with spacewalk.

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Afghan Elvis’s legacy endures, decades after his death | AFP

Ahmad Zaher, better known as Afghanistan’s Elvis Presley, a pop culture sensation and the son of Afghanistan’s former prime minister, remains popular among generations of Afghans both at home and abroad four decades after his death at age 33.

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War in Afghanistan comes home for pregnant widow

A young woman is preparing for the birth of a daughter that will bear the name of her father, an Army sergeant killed this past June in Afghanistan. (Oct. 7)

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Today in History for October 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway. (Oct. 7)

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Afghans went to the polls to elect new president

Afghanistan’s presidential polls closed Saturday amid fears that accusations of fraud and misconduct could overwhelm any election results, while insurgent attacks aimed at disrupting voting in the country caused dozens of casualties. (Sept. 28)

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Here’s the latest for Friday September 27th: Democrats blast Trump’s attacks on whistleblower; Vermont’s Republican Gov. backs impeachment inquiry; British-flagged tanker leaves Iran; Tight security for Afghanistan election.

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Today in History for September 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK’s assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan’s capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; ‘The Tonight Show’ premieres. (Sept. 27)

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Fraud the main enemy for Afghan election officials | AFP

In a dusty Kabul suburb, hundreds of workers check and recheck biometric fingerprint readers — part of a massive effort to ensure Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election is not tainted by fraud allegations that have marred previous polls.

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Director’s cut: the Afghan woman making waves at all-male film board | AFP

In the dilapidated offices of Afghanistan’s state-run film board, where old movie reels are stacked in rusting canisters, Sahraa Karimi heads the all-male team she hopes will help drag the nation’s cinema from the lingering shadow of Taliban rule.

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Taliban claim attacks at president’s rally, Kabul

The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. (Sept. 17)

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Aghans look ahead to election after Trump ends Taliban talks | AFP

Aghans look ahead to elections after Trump ends Taliban talks. US President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.

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War-hardened Afghans discover a new sport: rugby | AFP

Essentially unheard of before the arrival of international forces, rugby has slowly begun to pick up steam in Afghanistan, where football, cricket and body-building are better known.

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Trump marks his 3rd 9/11 anniversary at Pentagon

Donald Trump marked his third 9/11 anniversary as president on Wednesday amid his growing frustration about what he calls the “endless war” in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the deadly 2001 attacks. (Sept. 11)

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AP Debrief: Bolton out as nat’l security adviser

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. (Sept. 10)

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