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Pictures | For Gaza children maimed and disabled in violent border protests, an education in conflict

GAZA CITY When Mazen al-Dalo took two of his young sons to see the Palestinian protests against Israel’s decade-old blockade of Gaza, he knew it could be dangerous. Rock-throwing demonstrators were being shot by Israeli soldiers, and armored Israeli jeeps were firing endless volleys of tear gas into the crowds. …

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8-year-old Maya Merhi, a Syrian girl born without legs, walks on new prosthetics

SERJILLA (SYRIA) Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. But now the girl, who was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, is walking on new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey. Pictures …

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Iran said to hold Australian-based academic Hosseini-Chavoshi on ‘infiltration’ charge

DUBAI Iran has detained an Australian-based academic on charges of trying to “infiltrate” Iranian institutions, according to official media. Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi was detained as she was leaving Iran, the state news agency IRNA said. Hosseini-Chavoshi, a population expert, is affiliated with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, according …

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Top commander among 10 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

KABUL A total of 10 militants, including a Taliban key commander Mawlawi Nasratullah, were killed in Afghanistan’s Faryab province on Sunday, an army spokesperson said. The security forces, acting upon an intelligence report, attacked a Taliban gathering in Dawlat Abad district in the wee hours of Sunday, killing 10 rebels on the spot, Xinhua news agency reported. According to the official, 15 more insurgents …

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