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The Farkhunda shame

Women pallbearers of her coffin have signalled a new moment in Kabul.

Afghan women, demand justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran last week, during a protest in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar killed last week by a mob. Farkhunda, who went by one name like many Afghans, was beaten, run over with a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul River. The poster at center with Persian writing reads, "Farkhunda's murderers, execution." (Source: AP)

Mob Killing: Thousands march for justice for Farkhunda in Kabul, demand death for the killers

Thousands marched through the Afghan capital demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob

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263 days as Aslam Khan

Father Alexis Prem Kumar was kidnapped by Taliban in Afghanistan last June. 8 months later, he was freed after govt intervened.

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Afghanistan car bomb attack: 7 dead, 43 wounded

The massive car bomb attack on the governor’s compound killed at least seven people and wounded 43.

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Rise of Asian pacers one of the stories of World Cup

The Asian embrace of pace was one of the highlights of the World Cup, writes Harsha Bhogle.

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The ‘Afghan Bruce Lee’ who wants to finish his idol’s 1973 unfinished film

‘Bruce Hazara’, a member of Afghanistan’s Hazara community, bears a striking resemblance to Bruce Lee.

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UN, Russia concerned on Islamic State foothold in Afghanistan

UN envoy said that recent reports indicate the Islamic State extremist group has established a foothold in Afghanistan.

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Thousands of Afghan refugees facing harassment flee Pakistan

“Whenever there was a bomb blast they would arrest us for it, beat us up, take our money.”

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Taliban kill 7 policemen in central Afghanistan attack

Afghan official claims that 7 policemen were the victim of latest Taliban attack in central Afghanistan.

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Future uncertain, Afghanistan enjoy fleeting ‘elite’ status

Asked if they were scared of England, Hamid Hassan told a reporter: ‘Afghan never scared, never scared’.

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Defying taboos, Afghanistan’s first woman taxi driver steers change

Becoming Afghanistan’s first and only woman taxi driver in living memory was a pragmatic step rather than a brave one for her.

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We’re trying to win games, regardless of the situation, says Daniel Vettori

Vettori produced a man-of-the-match performance in New Zealand’s six-wicket victory over Afghanistan.

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We have to stick to our brand of cricket against Afghanistan, says Tim Southee

Afghanistan face the unenviable task of of facing New Zealand’s World Cup juggernaut on Sunday.

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Brendon McCullum likely to be fit in time for Afghanistan tie

Unbeaten New Zealand lead Pool A on eight points and face Afghanistan at McLean Park on Sunday.

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World Cup 2015: Andrew Flintoff inspired me a lot, says Hamid Hassan ahead of Australia tie

Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England hero Andrew Flintoff as inspiration.