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Lynne O'Donnell

Lynne O'Donnell

    Desperation drives Afghan women to suicide by fire
    Desperation drives Afghan women to suicide by fire
    In the refined, cultured and historic Afghan city of Herat, 67 young women have been admitted to the main hospital this year after setting...
    Afghanistan to vote in shadow of rising Taliban insurgency
    Afghanistan to vote in shadow of rising Taliban insurgency
    Millions of Afghans are expected to defy Taliban threats and vote in a parliamentary poll on Saturday seen as a crucial step towards building...
    Afghan drug cartels, officials squeeze poppy farmers
    Afghan drug cartels, officials squeeze poppy farmers
    Like farmers the world over Haji Afzal has locked in the price for his crop with a forward contract.
    Suicide attack near Kabul hotel kills eight
    Suicide attack near Kabul hotel kills eight
    A suicide bomber struck an upmarket district of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday near a hotel and guest house frequented by foreigners, killing...
    Karzai 'to accept vote ruling' to avert chaos
    Karzai 'to accept vote ruling' to avert chaos
    President Hamid Karzai will accept final results due later on Tuesday from Afghanistan's chaotic election, officials said after frantic Western...
    Commandos free kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan
    Commandos free kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan
    Nato commandos on Wednesday rescued a New York Times reporter held by the Taliban in Afghanistan during a dramatic airborne swoop in which...
    Troops scramble to drain swelling China quake lake
    Troops scramble to drain swelling China quake lake
    Troops armed with dynamite scrambled on Tuesday to blast through a huge wall of debris that is damming a rising quake lake in south-west China and...
    Musharraf pulls out of anti-terror meet
    Musharraf pulls out of anti-terror meet
    Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday cancelled a trip to Afghanistan to attend a key anti-terrorism meeting, citing a previous...