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Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Martin Dempsey (AP Photo)

US general: Taliban likely to be long-term threat

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year.

04/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Shot Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai writing book

LONDON (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban as she returned home from school, is writing a book about the traumatic event and her long-running campaign to promote children’s education.

03/28/2013

Commander encouraged by anti-Taliban uprising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Villagers in an area of southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban movement two decades ago have staged a first-of-its-kind uprising against the insurgents, a senior American commander said Wednesday.

03/13/2013

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Karzai hits US anew — but ties remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled U.S. alliance with Afghan President Hamid Karzai hit a new low with his startling accusation that America is colluding with Taliban insurgents to keep Afghanistan weak.

03/11/2013

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

California native receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the 8 men who did not survive a Taliban attack.

02/11/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Girl shot by Taliban discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

02/08/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban receives OKC award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A human rights activist who founded an all-girls school in Pakistan and his 15-year-old daughter who was shot in the head by the Taliban will receive the 2013 Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

02/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl: ‘I am alive, I can speak’

A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed. Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day.” WATCH the video here.

02/04/2013

Prince Harry of Britain wears his monocle gun sight, Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan

Prince Harry’s wartime role draws reprisal fears

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s assertion that he has killed Taliban fighters while deployed as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense media coverage in Britain on Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals.

01/22/2013

Malala Yousafzai leaves Queen Elizabeth hospital. (Photo credit: BBC video still)

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — A 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has been released from a Birmingham hospital to live with her family, doctors said Friday.

01/04/2013

"Digital preservationist" Ben Kacyra (Photo credit: Ted.com)

3D laser project aims to preserve Calif. missions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s historic Spanish missions are getting cutting-edge 3D treatment. An Oakland-based nonprofit called CyArk is using 3D technology to scan the centuries-old missions in an effort to preserve them.

01/02/2013

Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

12/09/2012

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