Francis Browne

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Rescue work expands in quake-hit Pakistan, Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan intensified rescue and relief operations Tuesday in rugged, earthquake-affected areas as the death toll rose to at least 270.<p>Monday's 7.5-magnitude quake was centered deep beneath the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan's …

MI6 spy found dead in bag ‘was murdered in blackmail plot’ – ex-KGB major

MI6 spy Gareth Williams, whose dead body was found in a padlocked red bag in his central London home in 2010, was allegedly murdered by Russian hitmen for refusing to become a double agent, a former KGB major has claimed.<p>Former intelligence officer Boris Karpichkov, 56, a onetime major in the KGB, …

How Teenage Activist Malala Yousafzai Is Turning Her Fame Into A Movement

For the first time, the young Peace Prize winner’s organization talks about the work they’re doing to create a voice for girls around the world.<p>Most teens spend their 18th birthday celebrating with friends. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai spent it in Lebanon, opening a school for Syrian …

Pakistan

Soviet WWII Plane, Remains of Crew Retrieved From Riverbed in Poland

The wreckage of a World War II Soviet plane and the remains of two crew members, believed to have been shot down by German forces in 1945, have been retrieved from a riverbed in central Poland, local media reported.<p>The plane was pulled out from the mud of the Bzura river, some 43 miles west of …

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