Feb 07 2017
US officials have only acknowledged possible civilian casualties in one incident in Kunduz province in November, when the United Nations said as many as 32 noncombatants were killed and 26 wounded in a joint US-Afghan raid.
Almost 11,500 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan in 2016 - one third of them children - according to the United Nations, the highest number of annual non-combatant casualties since it began collecting figures in 2009. UNAMA attributes the vulnerability of children to unexploded ordinance to the fact that many children living in contested areas have never received mine-risk education.
In early August, the Taliban launched a major offensive in Helmand province, advancing on Lashkar Gah, which has 200,000 inhabitants.
The Taliban, which has been fighting the central government since 2001, called United Nations findings biased.
UNAMA's Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan for 2016, released on Monday, said that the figures were the highest since it started to record civilian deaths and injuries. Both Afghan government forces and the Taliban are responsible for failing to clear civilian-populated areas of explosive remnants from the fighting.
No further details were given regarding the airstrike and it is yet not clear if the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the United States forces based in Afghanistan.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is set for an official release on Valentine's Day, latest reports coming from China can confirm. After launching the Redmi Note 4 previous year , Xiaomi is all set to take the wraps off the follow up smartphone.
Nintendo Officially Ends Wii U Production in Japan
Nintendo's mobile division was also brushed over, with exact revenues from Miitomo and Super Mario Run left undisclosed. Nintendo is assuming exchange rates of 110 yen to the dollar and 120 yen to the euro, compared with 100 and 115 before.
Spurs edge Wycombe in seven-goal FA Cup classic
Pochettino shared his words to Wycombe manager, Gareth Ainsworth , at the final whistle, adding: "I said well done, well played". They have done the whole town proud, they have done me proud, done themselves proud.
Of the 11,418 casualties in 2016, 3,512 were children: 923 who died and 2,589 who were injured.
Airstrikes, including some carried out by US warplanes, accounted for 250 deaths and 340 injuries - double the 2015 figure and the highest since 2009.
Civilian casualties caused by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces have been one of the most contentious issues in the 15-year campaign.
After the earlier attack on Hazaras in Kabul, in October militants linked to Islamic State jihadists abducted and killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Ghor province.
The report also documents an increase in attacks from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's branch in Afghanistan, known as ISKP.
Feb 07 2017
Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump
Darcis won 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-5) after Kohlschreiber looked set to clinch the match in the fourth set when he led 4-2. The latter led 4-1 in the final set and even had three match points in the 10th game before losing 3-6 6-3 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8-6).
Feb 06 2017
Tom Brady's effect on Patriots also a formidable challenge for Falcons
Meanwhile, Oakland Raiders All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. But Brady led the charge in the final minute to set up a 48-yard field goal for the win.
Feb 03 2017
Ukraine: Fighting flares up in eastern town of Avdiivka
A ceasefire specified in the 2015 Minsk agreement held until late December, and the conflict has been escalating since then. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cut short an official visit to Germany.
Feb 03 2017
Uber hits the brakes in Taiwan
Global ride-hailing company Uber is putting the brakes on its services in Taiwan amid growing pressure and fines. Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications was not immediately available to comment.
Feb 02 2017
India calls for 'credible crackdown' after Pakistan detains Mumbai attack suspect
The Lahore high court had ordered his release in June 2009 after the government failed to establish a case against him. He has vowed to continue his work and claims his detention was the result on pressure from new U.S.
Feb 01 2017
'Stay strong, Melb': Bourke St brother
Mr Patel said he spoke to his sister regularly after she moved from Canberra to Melbourne , including on the day of the tragedy. Footage from the scene shows a maroon auto driving in circles before turning down the pedestrianised Bourke Street mall.
Jan 31 2017
Miss France Iris Mittenaere is Crowned Miss Universe 2017 victor
However, with the pageant now back on in late January for the first time in two year, the ratings took a bit of a hit on Fox. When it came time to announce the victor , there was a lighthearted acknowledgment of the terrible gaffe Harvey made in 2015.
Jan 31 2017
Rampant Chelsea Ease Into FA Cup Fifth Round
And back-up goalkeeper Begovic, who is wanted by Bournemouth, is keen to move on ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline. I'm very happy to have him to stay in the squad.
Jan 31 2017
All-Star weekend offers NHLers a chance for memories and memorabilia
Washington Capitals and Metropolitan goaltender Braden Holtby provided the ultimate compliment in evaluating the finale. Two teams play 20-minute games of three-on-three hockey, with the winners advancing to another 20-minute final game.
Jan 30 2017
Oscar nominated actress Emmanuelle Riva has died aged 89
Riva was Oscar-nominated for her role in " Amour ", Michael Haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple. French President Francois Hollande said via statement that the actress "deeply marked French cinema".
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