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post 07 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog 7/7 : contemplation after a terrifying and confused day

Seeing our camera and tripod, tourists around St Paul's and Aldgate constantly approach to ask what is going on. No need for any inquiries a decade ago as the streets fell empty.

article 25 June 2015 World, Greece
Syrian refugees arrive in Greece (Reuters)
Migrant crisis sets nation against nation within EU

With hundreds of migrants being rescued daily from overloaded boats in the Mediterranean, the EU is struggling to agree on an adequate response to the new arrivals.

article 22 June 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Taliban bomb attack strikes Afghan parliament

The Taliban attacks the symbolic heart of Afghanistan's fragile new democracy as the new defence minister is sworn in.

article 17 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Kabul car bomb: three killed after EU vehicle rammed

A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Kabul, killing at least two Afghans and a British national in the latest attack in the city, officials say.

article 12 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Osama bin Laden's death: claim and counter-claim

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is panned for trashing the official version of the Osama bin Laden assassination - so should we start believing other outlandish theories about the killing?

article 07 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Farkhunda Malikzada murder: 'The day Kabul changed'

The trial of four men suspected of murdering a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran, has shown the suffering still faced by Afghan women, Nelufar Hedayat writes.

article 23 April 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Italian and US hostage die in US strike on Al-Qaeda compound

President Obama apologises to the families of hostages Giovanni Lo Porto and Dr Warren Weinstein, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths during a US counterterrorism operation.

article 13 March 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Inside Osama Bin Laden's Afghan compound

A series of newly released images show the late Osama Bin Laden inside his Tora Bora compound in the Afghan mountains.

post 13 March 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Afghanistan: politicians and generals should be held accountable

While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.

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