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Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

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TARGET. Colombian firefighters stand outside a shopping center following an explosion inside the building which -according to authorities- left one dead and eleven injured, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace, reminders of the old conflict erupt, raising concerns for the contested peace drive

BOGOTA, Colombia (Jun. 21, 2017) — A deadly mall bombing and the kidnapping of foreign journalists have laid bare the dangers facing Colombia even as its biggest rebel group Tuesday, June 20, launched the final phase of its disarmament. Continue reading Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

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SHOCK. Wounded Afghan women and men gesture at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

Anguished Afghans scour hospitals and morgues in Kabul, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — Anguished Afghans scoured hospitals and morgues in Kabul Wednesday, May 31, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives after a catastrophic truck bombing left at least 90 people dead and hundreds wounded. Continue reading Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

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GROUND ZERO. An Afghan security force member stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

Manchester terror attack: What we know

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BOMBING. Medics and rescuers in Manchester, Britain, deploy May 22, 2017, after reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (May 24, 2017) — At least 22 people, including children, died in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday, May 22. Continue reading Manchester terror attack: What we know