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44 Afghani troops disappear while training in the U.S.

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Afghanis in the United States for military training are deserting. According to the Pentagon, 44 Afghanis have deserted while in the U.S., presumably to live and work here illegally. Afghani soldiers have been training in the U.S. since 2007, part of a program to improve the relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan and to provide

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Pope Francis prays for earthquake victims

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. Pope Francis was greatly distressed to learn of the dreadful loss of lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the earthquake in the region. The Pope expressed his sorrow conveyed through a telegram sent to Cardinal Secretary of

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