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The U.S. and the Afghan train wreck

The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.

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Ending the horrors of the Afghan war

Now in its eleventh year, the U.S.'s longest-ever war has been the scene of many horrendous crimes against innocent Afghan people.

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Kony 2012 explodes on world stage, leaves questions in wake

It's a message with which no one could possibly disagree. Yet, by making complex situations simple, it means leaving out crucial information.

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Syria: a way out

There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.

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Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.

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Iran solidarity group calls for halt to slide to war

The ongoing killing of Iranian scientists has been condemned as a provocation to war by a leading solidarity organization campaigning for peace in the Middle East.

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Escalating conflict with Iran could spur disastrous war

This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.

“Doomsday” clock pushed forward amidst fears of nuclear conflict

Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.

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After five years, Mexico still in the grip of drug war

The Mexican government has lost control of the situation and turned the country into a battlefield.

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Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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