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In a clear but shaky video, the words ring out: “Give up, command, give up.” Several men come out of a building; they are clearly unarmed. The victims were members of an Afghan Special Forces unit: their executioners, the Taliban. The summary killings took place on June 16 in the town of Dawlat Abad in…

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Matthew Emerson, who killed his girlfriend Paige Prentice in a crash at Kingston SE in 2019, has avoided jail time. Picture: Supplied A “remorseful” Victorian man who killed his girlfriend in a horror crash about two years ago has avoided jail time. Paige Prentice, 22, died on December 26 in 2019, four days after she…

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TO Mexican The appeals court overturned the acquittal of drug lord Héctor “El Güero” Palma in the 1990s, prosecutors said today, avoiding international embarrassment. A court of first instance ordered Palma’s release in April. But prosecutors appealed, arguing that the lower court incorrectly applied the dual criminality rule. The appeals court dismissed the acquittal, ruling…

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The Australian Boomers were far too good for Nigeria. Just a day after dealing with Team USA in convincing fashion, an understrength Australian team made easy work of a hyped Nigeria outfit in a thumping 108-69 win. The veteran savvy of Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova and Aron Baynes was replaced by a young,…

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Hong Kong police have arrested 15 people aged between 15 and 37 on suspicion of conspiracy to plot terrorist activities. The alleged plot is in violation of the “sweeping national security law” and police warn more arrests could be made during the investigation. “Overnight three of those who were arrested are due to appear in…

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With the withdrawal of US-led foreign forces and escalating violence, there are signs access to maternal care could become even more difficult for Afghan mothers Married to a much older man in Afghanistan, Wati — who thinks she is around 30 years old — is pregnant for a fifth time in four years, including two…

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