May 15 2018
KABUL-Fighting raged Tuesday between Taliban militants and Afghan government forces for control of a provincial capital near the Iranian border, local officials said, in a confrontation shaping up as a stern test of USA efforts to build an effective, local force.
Fared Bakhtawer, head of the provincial council, offered a different picture, however, saying that several security checkpoints in Farah were overrun by the Taliban. "Six security forces have been killed in clashes with the Taliban and a security police official was wounded in the clashes", he said.
In the meantime, the residents of the city said that "if the government does not send more troops to the province, Farah city will fall into the hands of the Taliban".
Other residents, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of possible Taliban retribution, said Taliban militants began their operation at around 2130 GMT on Monday (2am) attacking the city from several directions.
During this time, Kohistan district in Badakhshan province, Belchiragh district in Faryab province and Tala Wa Barfak district in Baghlan province have fallen to the Taliban.
Mohammad Radmanish, a spokesman for the defence ministry in Kabul said they have ordered security forces from neighbouring provinces to travel to Farah to protect civilians and government buildings.
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Gardner drilled a ball into left-center field, well over the head of center fielder Mookie Betts, who was playing shallow. We need him here. "We'll see what works for him", Cora said. "He's a big part of what we're trying to accomplish".
Inside the city residents reported clashes were continuing.
Abdullah, who had been speaking at the Council of Ministers Meeting, said in recent days hundreds of soldiers have been killed or wounded in the war against militants.
The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement that "serious measures" had been taken to defend Farah after the militants launched their offensive from the city's north side. The Taliban had captured a police district on the city's edge, he said.
Most have been in capital city Kabul, but in January gunmen attacked an office of aid group Save the Children in Jalalabad, killing at least five people and wounding 25.
It's also an important economic area with the multi-billion-dollar TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) gas pipeline planned for the region. Officials have warned of a deteriorating security situation as insurgents have entered the capital several times.
Farah has been the scene of intense fighting in recent years.
May 15 2018
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There had been suggestions Rooney had demanded the guarantee of regular football next season, but Allardyce rubbished that idea. United. "We still, I think, need another goalscorer that gets 15 or more goals in the Premier League next season".
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Ultimately someone had to pay the price for the Raptors' failure to get past Cleveland for the third consecutive season. One name that ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski linked to Toronto was former Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.
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Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, co-host of " The Five ", have been dating for several weeks, Page Six reported, citing multiple sources . According to Page Six , the pair has been spotted socializing around NY together, attending dinners and social functions.
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I try to always remind myself and be grateful for that. "He is a top player, top 10 in the world, so it is very pleasing". And it follows his poor performances at the Indian Wells Masters, Miami Open and Barcelona Open.
May 11 2018
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May 10 2018
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He asked why the White House works with the media "when it is corrupt", adding, with a question mark: " Take away credentials? ". Those last three words are likely to rankle many in the press, and in particular the White House Correspondents' Association.
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He went on to advise investors to invest in the stock market rather than gambling with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency . To the crypto enthusiasts, these people are only spreading FUD, vestiges of the system that blockchain is created to disrupt.
May 08 2018
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Out of the other nine, they have lost only four, drawing five. "And another year in the Premier League is a great achievement". Jordan Ayew leads the club with seven goals and will need to score goals over the final three games to keep Swansea up.
May 07 2018
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The death toll has risen to 23 due to collapse of two coalmines in two separate incidents near Quetta , reported Radio Pakistan . The mines are in an area where such accidents are common because of poor enforcement of safety regulations.
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