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Hacking reporter hits out at NOTW

A new leader – but still the same, violent Taliban

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Mullah Fazlullah: The hardliner elected as Pakistan Taliban’s new leader

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Mosque bombing kills provincial governor Arsallah Jamal in Afghanistan during Eid al-Adha holiday

A bomb planted inside a mosque microphone killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech to worshippers on this morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, officials said.

President Obama welcomes Malala at the White House

Teenager met the president in the Oval Office as he signed a proclamation marking Friday as 'International Day of the Girl'

Senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud seized by US forces in Afghanistan

American troops have captured senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud, but several conflicting accounts mean the exact details remain unclear.

Malala Yousafzai: 'I want to be Pakistan Prime Minister' - after missing out on Nobel Peace Prize

She had been widely tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala may not have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she is an inspiration to women everywhere

She has inspired a global conversation about the importance of education and about the inequalities that still exist all over the world

EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Malala Yousafzai

The 16-year-old has been living in Birmingham since being shot on a school bus in Pakistan

'US and Nato have not respected our sovereignty', says Karzai as he rules out security deal

Afghanistan's president today ruled out signing a security deal with the United States until disagreements over sovereignty are resolved, but said he will convene a council of elders in one month to help him make a decision on the pending agreement.

Taliban renews assault on Pakistani polio vaccination teams, killing two

Two people were killed and up to 20 more injured after Taliban militants used a bomb to target a team delivering polio vaccination drops to children in north-west Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai warns British schoolgirls not to take their education for granted as Taliban renews threat to kill her

Teenage human rights campaigner tells UK students 'it is very precious - go to school' as Taliban say they will try to kill her again

Head of Pakistan army Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to stand down in shock decision

In a surprise to many observers, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said he would not be seeking to extend his role as head of the military when his term expires next month

The News Matrix: Monday 7 October 2013

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Camp Bastion attack was a coup for the Taliban that need not have happened

The breach was due to the haste with which the US and UK began to cut and run

Footage released by the Taliban appears to show the aftermath of the Camp Bastion attack

Taliban inflicted biggest loss of US aircraft since Vietnam at Camp Bastion

By the time 15 heavily armed Taliban fighters were spotted on the airfield at Camp Bastion at around 10pm, it was too late to prevent an attack that struck at the heart of Britain’s main base in Afghanistan.

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