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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Out of the 151 cases of reported human trafficking, 111 were sex trafficking and 24 were labor trafficking. In total, their hotline services handled a record 8,042 cases of human trafficking a year ago .
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Some Republicans who have differed with Trump on Russian Federation , including Sens. "There goes that relationship!" he joked. The two massive personalities have sparked comparisons to Cold War-era brinkmanship between the US and the old Soviet Union.
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 06 2017
Dozens Killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan Avalanches
Mohammad Aseem, governor of the hard-hit northern province of Parwan, said 16 people had died in two districts. There are fears the number of deaths will continue to rise as heavy snowfall is predicted for the coming days.
Feb 05 2017
Education secretary nominee seems to know little about education
The turn of events infuriated proponents of the original bipartisan legislation and left Hansen on the verge of tears. Her words do not provide me with any relief over her appointment; indeed, they do not sculpt much of anything at all.
Feb 01 2017
West Ham agree Payet Deal
At first glance, you would have to commend West Ham for such a generous gesture of goodwill. West Ham reportedly rejected a £20 million bid from Marseille earlier this month.
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.
Feb 01 2017
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.
Feb 01 2017
Trump to uphold refugee deal with Australia - Turnbull
Most of the asylum seekers are Muslims from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. That, he said , is for the United States to decide.
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
CHELSEA boss CONTE says patience is needed on Begovic and Ivanovic destinies
A 4-0 victory over Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday appeared routine, with Willian, Pedro Rodriguez, Branislav Ivanovic, and Michy Batshuayi scoring.
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".
Jan 29 2017
Robin Thicke's Domestic Abuse Problems: The Ryan Report
She filed a declaration with the courts this week, stating that she "never found any spankings to be excessive in any way". Fast-forward to today where the two sought temporary sole custody over Julian in a Los Angeles courtroom.
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