Battles killed more Afghans than bombs Kabul- Battles between the Taliban and government forces were responsible for the most Afghan civilian casualties in 2014, the war’s deadliest year, surpassing roadside bombs as the leading ... who were ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in ... 02/18/2015 - 4:23 am | View Link
Afghan Military Faces Surge in Roadside Bombs GARDEZ, Afghanistan - Raqam Jan was at home on furlough after two years of fighting for the Afghan army when he stepped out of his house and onto a homemade mine. It had been planted not just to kill him but ... from the U.S.-led coalition - up to 100 ... 10/3/2013 - 7:29 am | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks Insurgents have been attacking government installations around the country, testing Afghan forces who are now fighting almost completely on their own. The U.S.-led military ... country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians instead of ... 06/2/2013 - 12:10 pm | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks Insurgents have been attacking government installations around the country, testing Afghan forces who are now fighting almost completely on their own. The U.S.-led military coalition ... the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians ... 06/1/2013 - 11:10 pm | View Link
Bombs kill 30, including 7 from NATO, in Afghanistan NATO said the blast was caused by an improvised ... bombs planted by insurgents along roadsides, paths, or mountain tracks. In addition to the NATO deaths, bombs and attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five police officers, and two members of the U.S.-led ... 07/8/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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iCasualties | Operation Enduring Freedom | Afghanistan An Afghan police official says that at least one civilian has been killed by a suicide bomb attack in eastern part of the capital Kabul. Farid Afzali, director of ... 03/31/2015 - 10:24 pm | View Website
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same ... 03/31/2015 - 1:31 am | View Website
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Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies.
The company, which makes products used in minimally-invasive spine surgeries, said Lukianov didn't live up to its standards but that the amounts of money involved don't appear to be large enough to affect its financial results.
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On March 9, a South African student protester tossed feces on a statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town, igniting nationwide calls to remove other statues of former white leaders.
The uproar is part of a larger discourse about change in South Africa, where the legacy of apartheid, the white minority rule that ended two decades ago, is often blamed for economic inequality, a struggling education system and other problems.
Mthunzi Mthimkhulu, a technology consultant and former student at the University of Cape Town, stood Saturday near the Rhodes statue, which had been wrapped in black garbage bags by protesters.
Some also assert that Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who was elected president in 1994, was too soft on a white minority that still commands enormous economic clout.
On Tuesday, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the mineral resources minister, said there is "still some way to go" before most South Africans, particularly blacks, benefit from a mining industry forged many decades ago to benefit a "select few."
South Africa is grappling with questions such as should the Rhodes statue and other perceived symbols of racial oppression be mothballed or displayed as warnings of what should never happen again?
Another theory is that South African blacks had directed their ire at symbols of the apartheid system overseen by the white Afrikaner minority, rather than the earlier British colonial period.
"A Church annulment, which can only be sought after a civil divorce is final, is a declaration that the marriage was not spiritually binding," Zubik explained in a letter to some 633,000 Catholics that was released Wednesday.
To receive an annulment, a church tribunal must determine that a spiritual marriage wasn't present from the outset, perhaps because one spouse never intended to be faithful or was too immature to understand the permanence of marriage.
The Pittsburgh diocese said it typically took in $120,000 annually in annulment fees, which only covered part of the cost of "maintaining a professional office of canon lawyers and support staff, and other expenses involved in processing the cases," the diocese said in a news release.
A recent capital campaign is enabling the church to cover two-thirds of the money previously brought in by annulment fees, with the rest coming from a program in which individual churches contribute toward diocesan administrative costs.
Carsten Spohr faces questions about what the company knew, and when, about the medical condition of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot whom prosecutors accuse of deliberately flying Germanwings Flight 9525 into a mountainside.