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Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi gestures as he addresses the media at his office in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. AP

Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Errant Taliban tweet exposes spokesman’s location

An Afghan security guard stands at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing several people and wounding over a dozen others, police said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope, whistle-blower lead bets for Nobel peace prize


The Nobel prize season starts Monday with speculation rife that the peace prize could go to US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, or perhaps Pope Francis.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate with music and dancing near his residence after he was named the winner and next president by the Afghan election commission, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.  AP

Afghanistan’s new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

A Pakistani youth, center, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, cools off under a hand pump, during a heat wave on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country's dams. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan’s military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »