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KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them foreigners, have been killed, the government said. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia  — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial capital, Mataram, still standing and nobody in her family … Continue reading MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14