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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban kills two in attack on US consulate

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From Afghanistan to Manchester University: Teenager who made treacherous odyssey across 10 countries in search of 'a peaceful life' to read politics and philosophy

After completing his studies, Gulwali Passarlay plans to return to his homeland and run for the presidency

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be granted freedom of movement from Pakistan

Pakistan to release Taliban’s former second-in-command to help Afghan peace talks

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar would be the most senior Afghan detainee to be released to date

Pakistani militants behead anti-Taliban militiamen

Militants beheaded three members of an anti-Taliban militia in northwestern Pakistan and kidnapped three others, a government official said today.

Girl Reading (Malala Yousafazi) by Jonathan Yeo is to go on show at the National Portrait Gallery

Jonathan Yeo painting of Malala Yousafzai unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Yeo says he hopes the painting reflects 'the slight paradox of someone with enormous power yet vulnerability and youth at the same time'

US army soldiers along with the soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) march through Watahpur District in Kunar province

Afghans claim nine civilians were killed in Nato airstrike on truck

The organisation has denied the report and insists the dead were all ‘enemy forces’

Taliban insurgents have been released in Pakistan

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters

Country says the aim is to 'facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process'

The News Matrix: Saturday 7 September 2013

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BBC misled MPs, says Thompson

Sushmita Banerjee has been shot dead by militants in the east of Afghanistan

Sushmita Banerjee dead: Indian writer who escaped Taliban shot dead in Afghanistan

Militants arrived at author's home before taking her outside, tying her up and 'riddling her with bullets'

Malala Yousafazi waves before speaking at the opening of Birmingham Library

Malala Yousafzai: Pakistani teen shot by Taliban opens new library in Birmingham

A teenager who was shot by the Taliban after campaigning for women's rights declared herself an honorary Brummie today as she officially opened a new £188 million civic library.

Nato combat missions in Afghanistan are planned to end by the end of next year

Taliban attacks Nato base in Afghanistan

Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed

Nato combat missions in Afghanistan are planned to end by the end of next year

Eighteen dead and dozens injured in two attacks in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has killed 18 people after detonating explosives close to a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan in one of two attacks occurring within 24 hours of each other.

Tala Gouveia, Ellie Piercy and Olivia Ross, in Blue Stockings

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Jessica Swale directed the first play by a woman ever to be staged at Shakespeare's Globe (Nell Leyshon's Bedlam in 2010). Now she returns to the venue with her own debut drama, Blue Stockings, a lively and eye-opening piece about the battle for equality in education. It's set in 1896 in Girton College, Cambridge, the first residential women's college in Britain. Here the girls studied the same degree courses as their male counterparts and matched them grade for grade, but they were denied the right to graduate, leaving them with little but the stigma of being a “blue stocking”, a female whose education marked her out as “unnatural” and hence unmarriageable. 

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