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A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless...
From: Salon.com | By: Jacob Sugarman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Thanks to the first trailer, people knew a little bit about Rock the Kasbah earlier this year. Then Bill Murray showed up to Comic Con to promote the Barry Levinson movie. After the actor walked around Hall H doing karaoke before the panel, and spent...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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U.S. forces have launched airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before.
From: Fox News | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In an era when acts of terrorism are unfortunately becoming common, and evil is easy to distinguish, it takes one steeped in absurdity to assign it elsewhere. But if you need that person, her name is Hillary Clinton. On Thursday, Hillary said the following:...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Two gunmen in Afghan military uniforms opened fire on a vehicle carrying international troops in Helmand Province on Wednesday. It was the third reported 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan this year....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special operations troops....
From: Fox News | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The new pinnacle of stealth gaming, and a triumphant farewell from one of the medium's brightest luminaries....
From: Time | By: Matt Peckham | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Mohamedou Ould Slahi has never been charged him with a crime by the US government, yet he as been imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay since 2002. Three years into his captivity, Slahi began writing a diary, recounting life before and after this terrible miscarriage...
From: Truthout | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Is this blog dead? Some might think so, but in fact I'm still here. Indeed, I should have more time to write than ever, because I've translated my last book--or so I tell myself. But retirement from translation has seen me working harder than ever on...
From: French Politics Blog | By: Art Goldhammer | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In refugee camps in northeast Jordan, Syrian mothers worry about their children, born in exile
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Belgrade (AFP) - Gordan Paunovic couldn't sleep the night after he met a Syrian refugee family in a Belgrade park, where hundreds of migrants pause for a rest before continuing their journey towards EU."I wondered all night if I should have invited some...
From: Business Insider | By: Katarina Subasic | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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  For the first time, readers can appreciate what the torture meant on a human level for both the prisoners and the US military, thanks to the harrowing account by author and prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has never been charged with a crime.  ...
From: Truthout | By: patty | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Legally, there is a crucial distinction
From: Time | By: joannaplucinska | Friday, August 28, 2015
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.That they are desperate and vulnerable after a harrowing journey across the...
From: Business Insider | By: Karl Ritter | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Many in the military believe that the conflict with ISIS could last for well over a decade. If that is true, it means that an American who was born in 1990 (the year that Bush the Greater sent US forces to prepare for a war in Kuwait) and entered military...
From: Unqualified Offerings | By: Thoreau | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The two Air Force Special Operations airmen died after gunman dressed in Afghan security forces uniforms opened for on their vehicle Wednesday....
From: MSNBC | By: Phil Helsel | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In Rock the Kasbah, the new film from director Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man), Bill Murray plays an aging and washed up rock manager who takes his client (played by Zooey Deschanel) to entertain U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan....
From: Under the Radar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Bill Murray puts himself smack in the danger zone while searching for a talented singer to showcase on Afghanistan’s hit show, “Afghan Star.” In the latest trailer for “Rock The Kasbah,” Murray’s character, Richie Lanz, is out of luck when...
From: The Wrap | By: Beatrice Verhoeven | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A few days ago, we reported that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a green beret, was being kicked out of the Army because he stood up for an Afghan rape victim, a 12-year-old boy. State Department documents point the finger at former Secretary of State...
From: Free Republic | By: Freedom Outpost | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Ishtar in this new trailer for Rock The Kasbah, the upcoming film starring Bill Murray as a down-on-his-luck talent manager who travels to Afghanistan and discovers a great new singer. Unlike the first trailer, this...
From: A.V. Club | By: Alex McCown | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The government of Balochistan has welcomed the exiled Baloch nationalist leader Brahamdagh Bugti's unanticipated reconciliatory gesture. Dr. Malik Baloch, the head of the provincial government, has announced that his government would constitute a delegation...
From: Lemondrop | By: Malik Siraj Akbar | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A version of this story appeared in the “Down to the Wire” issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Lots of people have won Emmys, but you can count on one hand the number who’ve had the surreal experience of cuing their own acceptance speech. Glenn...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Kabul government placed heavy emphasis on claiming town back during conflict, where it was the scene of a Nato-backed campaignDozens of British, Afghan and American soldiers died to capture and briefly hold the poor, dusty tract of northern Helmand that...
From: The Guardian | By: Emma Graham-Harrison | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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When Clyde Romero is inaugurated as president of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association on August 29, two members of a tiny Band of Brothers will be on hand to applaud their long-ago comrade-in-arms. The fourth flying soldier in their practically...
From: TV Squad | By: Michael Putzel | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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As Congress and the White House gird up for another round of budget battles -- by Christmas there will be another standoff about raising the budget ceiling -- it is easy for people to forget that major budget cuts are already in the works. For example,...
From: AOL Television | By: Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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You probably heard on your local news that two of Americas warriors were killed yet again by Afghanis traitors right? Not, because the news is focused on crap like how exciting the Mtv awards will be hosted by Miley Cyrus,...
From: One Marine's View | By: Maj Pain | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The veteran actor goes searching for talent in Afghanistan in the latest look at Barry Levinson's new dramedy, co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride.read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Laurence Almalvez | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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READ MORE: Watch: Bill Murray is Ditched By Zooey Deschanel in 'Rock the Kasbah' Trailer Bill Murray's new film, "Rock the Kasbah," has dropped a second trailer, delving a little deeper into the stumbling antics of a down-on-his-luck talent scout and...
From: Indiewire | By: Jessica Cariaga | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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U.S. forces have launched airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray plays a cantankerous, on-the-outs record producer who insists he's still got it. (He doesn't.) It's sort of a play on his 1970s SNL character Jerry Aldini. Murray accidentally becomes a talent scout for...
From: New York Magazine | By: Greg Cwik | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Lesbos (Greece) (AFP) - On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele."People feel sorry for them, of course — I do also — but...
From: Business Insider | By: Richard Sargent | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The trailer for Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “He Named Me Malala” depicting Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai’s battle for equal rights has just debuted online. “I tell my story not because it is unique,” Yousafzai says in the...
From: Variety | By: jacobmb | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Following up on their video of American kids trying different breakfasts from around the world, Cut put together another hilarious compilation of cute children tasting school lunches from other countries.  The kids sample dishes from India, France,...
From: AOL Television | By: Caroline Bologna | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Malala Yousafzai is named after the Afghan warrior who died in battle, seemingly assuring that the teenager who was shot for championing girls' education in Pakistan would be destined for greatness. But Yousafzai, now 18, argues that it was her spirit...
From: AOL Television | By: Matthew Jacobs | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece -- Almost 2,500 Syrian refugees arrived in Greece's capital Wednesday on a massive car ferry that serves as a shuttle and floating accommodation center, Greek news agency ANA-MPA reports.   The Greek government chartered the Eleftherios...
From: TV Squad | By: Eline Gordts | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Despite Chris Hadfield's iconic one, maybe not. We did a statistical analysis of all the moustaches in space and identify the best one of all The post Are moustaches must-haves for spacemen? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Hutchins | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Along with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as is tragedy’s unfortunate wont, the disaster on the Gulf Coast produced one of the most important bodies of nonfiction filmmaking in the recent American …Read More...
From: Flavorwire | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Pakistan has demanded Afghanistan ensure protection of its diplomatic staff and premises in Kabul, where officials say Afghan agents are harassing the Pakistani staff, particularly those living outside of the embassy compound. Officials at the Pakistani...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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While President Obama recently spoke of promoting democracy and the rule of law in Africa, in many African countries, US backing is the only thing keeping kleptocrats in power. However, people in Senegal, Burkina Faso and other nations are beginning...
From: Truthout | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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First Vice President Dostum's military campaign in northern Afghanistan has triggered mixed reactions. While some praise the ex-warlord for fighting the Taliban, others say he's forming his personal militia. DW examines.
From: Deutsche Welle | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two former Obama administration officials urged for Israel to be provided with bunker-buster bombs, in order to be able to make a credible threat against Iran if that country gets too close to developing a nuclear...
From: Free Republic | By: INN | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A growing number of soldiers and civilians in government-controlled areas of Syria are expressing rare public disaffection with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad — non-combatants as well as the military in traditionally loyal coastal regions...
From: Voice of America | By: Jamie Dettmer | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Your morning defense and foreign policy news roundup....
From: Washington Post | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. TWO VIRGINIA JOURNALISTS KILLED ON AIR In an execution shockingly recorded and disseminated on social media, former WDBJ7 reporter Vester Lee Flanagan...
From: AOL Television | By: Lauren Weber | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined combat to stop a Taliban advance in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where battlefield success has given the insurgents' their biggest symbolic victory in years and made talking peace a fading hope....
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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This year’s fighting season is the first where Afghan security forces have had to battle the Taliban pretty much on their own, writes Yaroslav Trofimov. So far, they are standing their ground where it matters.
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Former soldier and senior Labor figure Mike Kelly has hit back at WA Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie over his remark that the former Labor government did not fully support Australian troops in Afghanistan.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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LASHKAR GAH (Reuters) - Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined combat to stop a Taliban advance in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where battlefield success has given the insurgents' their biggest symbolic victory in years and made talking...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Mohammad Stanekzai | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Former commander of British forces in Afghanistan warns there is a danger country could become a 'safe haven for terrorism' once again...
From: Telegraph | By: Ben Riley-Smith | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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