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Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in South-Central Asia. It is variously described as being located within Central Asia, South Asia, or the Middle East. It is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.

The geographic entity now known as Afghanistan has a very long history, and has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and migration. It is an important geostrategic location, connecting East and West Asia or the Middle East. The land has been a target of various invaders, as well as a source from which local powers invaded neighboring regions to form their own empires. Ahmad Shah Durrani created the Durrani Empire in 1747, which is considered the beginning of modern Afghanistan. Read More

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Alabama Man Goes for Circumcision, Loses Penis Instead

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Johnny Lee Banks Jr of Birmingham filed a lawsuit on Tuesday at the Jefferson County Circuit Court against the Princeton Baptist Medical Center for malpractice. The lawsuit includes the hospital, a clinic, two doctors and other hospital staff involved in his medical procedure. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWSUIT, CANCER

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North Korea Demands That China Take Down Kim Jong Un’s Viral Dance Video – Report [VIDEOS]

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Kim Jong Un’s dancing has infuriated North Korea. The reclusive nation demanded China to take down a viral video that sees its supreme leader digitally manipulated into dancing. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, UKRAINE

The Night Shift Season 1 Finale Episode 8 Save Me Recap [WATCH VIDEOS]

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NBC's "The Night Shift" Season 1 Finale Episode 8 "Save Me" aired on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 on NBC at 10/9c. If you want to find out what happened in this episode, read on for "The Night Shift" Season 1 Finale Episode 8 "Save Me" recap below. (Jul 21)

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Homeland Season 4 Update, Spoilers: First Teaser Trailer Released Plus Other Details [Watch Video]

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“Homeland” Season 4 will not air until later this year. However, spoilers and updates on Showtime’s political thriller have begun to surface. The much-awaited first teaser trailer has also been released by the network, recently. (Jul 15)

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Child Brides as Young as 10 Married Off in Australia and Indo-Pacific Region

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A new report, called Just Married, Just a Child, Child Marriage in the Indo-Pacific Region, by Plan International Australia shows that every year, child brides as young as 10 years of age are married off forcefully in Australia and Indo-Pacific region. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA

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Tweet of Travel to Middle East to Join Jihadists Leads Philippine Police to Capture Australian ISIS Supporter in Cebu

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A tweet that he is leaving for the Middle East to join jihadist led Philippine police to capture Australian Musa Cerantonio, 29, a religious extremist and supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Cebu Province on Friday, July 11. (Jul 12)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RELIGION

Cori Walters, 32, (R) hugs her daughter Hannah Walters, 6, at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California May 5, 2012.
Gender Discrimination Still Shadows Women: Ailsa Burkimsher Sadler's Petition Gains 70,000 Signatures

By IBTimes AU

One petition filed by Ailsa Burkimsher Sadler, to include mothers on marriage certificates has gained 70,000 signatures. (Jul 11)

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Facebook Scammers Use Identities of Top Australian, NZ Military to Ask Women for Money

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An international Facebook scam has reportedly made use of the IDs of top Australia and New Zealand military. According to officials, Australia and New Zealand are currently investigating whether the identities of top military officers were being used in an online scam. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, GERMANY, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chemist tests confiscated marijuana leaves during the destruction of confiscated illegal drugs in Trece Martires town, Cavite, south of Manila June 25, 2014.
Marijuana Better Cure for PTSD, Veteran Soldier Testifies

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Veteran Matt Kahl has claimed that marijuana is the only drug that allows him to get over his PTSD, the side effect after two tours in the Afghanistan war. (Jun 27)

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Nokor-U.S. War Looms on James Franco’s Comedy ‘The Interview’ [VIDEO]

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North Korea has threatened the U.S. of a "merciless response" if the latter pushes through with the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen's comedy, "The Interview," in October this year. (Jun 26)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, UKRAINE