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    Afghan Civilian Casualties Hit New High in 2015

    Highest recorded since systematic documentation of civilian casualties began in 2009


    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2015, photo, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waits during an introduction before speaking at the University of Minnesota.

    Scalia Championed Conservatism on US Supreme Court

    Outspoken Scalia was staunch opponent of abortion, affirmative action, and renowned for sharp questioning during cases before court

    Republican presidential candidates take the stage before the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C.

    US Republican Candidates Spar at South Carolina Debate

    National security and immigration plans debated ahead of South Carolina primary

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    Gateway to Mecca: Historical Old Jeddahi
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    February 12, 2016 11:23 AM
    Local leader Sami Nawar's family has been in the Old City of Jeddah for hundreds of years and takes us on a tour of this ancient route to Mecca, also believed to be the final resting place of Adam's wife, Eve.

    Gateway to Mecca: Historical Old Jeddah

    Local leader Sami Nawar's family has been in the Old City of Jeddah for hundreds of years and takes us on a tour of this ancient route to Mecca, also believed to be the final resting place of Adam's wife, Eve.


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    Looking for an Unusual Valentine's Treat? Try the Chocolate Housei
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    February 12, 2016 9:39 PM
    Valentine's Day is around the corner, and Americans are searching for the sweetest gifts for their loved ones. Ariadne Budianto takes us to a place where chocolate-lovers can do just that.
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    'Mother And Father Sold Me' -- Afghan Children Reveal 'Heartbreak' Of Human Traffickingi
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    RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
    February 12, 2016 2:03 PM
    They are young, vulnerable, and preyed upon by human traffickers. Each year dozens of children in Afghanistan are sold into slavery or even worse fates. Their families, usually very poor, hand them over to smugglers in exchange for the promise of cash. Some kids are even groomed as suicide bombers for the Taliban. RFE/RL spoke to two children who escaped from the clutches of the traffickers. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

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