News about 'Afghanistan'

Sep 21, 2012

Pregnant soldier gives birth in Afghanistan, says she did not know she was having a baby

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A British pregnant soldier reportedly gave birth to a baby boy in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, and said that she did not know she was having a baby, not until medics informed her when she complained of severe abdominal pains. A related news video is available below. soldiers in Afghanistan […]


Jun 12, 2012

Afghan Quake: 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan

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By in Current Events, Events, Middle East, Natural Disasters, World No comments

Afghan Quake Location Map Image Credit: USGS Dozens of Afghans are feared dead after an estimated 5.4 and 5.7 magnitude earthquakes hit the mountainous northern Afghanistan on Monday, June 11, 2012. According to reports from international news sites, the earthquakes brought a slide of rocks and mud down, affecting Baghlan province the most. Abdul Majid, […]


Jul 15, 2011

Snow Leopard Pictures By Wildlife Conservation Society Reveals Colony In Afghanistan (Photo)

Snow Leopard Pictures in Afghanistan By Wildlife Conservation Society
By in Amazing, Animals, Asia, World No comments

Snow Leopard Picture in Afghanistan Peak Image Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society found a population of endangered snow leopards in the remote northeast mountains of Afghanistan, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday, July 14, 2011. The snow leopard colony was spotted and documented using camera traps strategically positioned […]


Jul 6, 2011

Russian cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan, casualties feared

Russian cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan, casualties feared
By in Asia, Travel No comments

Russian IL-76 cargo plane file photo Image Credit: Getty Images A Russian IL-76 cargo plane was said to have crashed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, with casualties not yet confirmed but is being feared. As noted at Xinhua that day, Kabul International Airport President Mohammad Yaqub Rassuli told them that the IL-76 cargo […]


Jun 9, 2011

Bag Fees Backlash Prompted Delta Air Lines To Change Baggage Policy

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By in Travel, United States, World No comments

After a Youtube video showing soldiers complained that they had to pay Delta Air Lines $200 for each extra bags they checked in as they travel back home from Afghanistan, the airline reportedly changed its baggage fees for troops, several news sites reported on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. In the said video, titled “Delta Airlines […]


May 21, 2011

YouTube Video “Hold It Against Me” by Marines: Inspires Britney Spears, invites troops to Femme Fatale Tour (Video)

YouTube Video “Hold It Against Me” by Marines: Inspires Britney Spears, invites troops to Femme Fatale Tour (Video)
By in Entertainment, Internet, Music, Technology, Television, United States, Weird No comments

Britney Spears and the Marines Image Credit: wireImage.com It was reported, May 21, 2011, in various entertainment news sites, that Britney Spears definitely knows how to welcome home the marine troops. Apparently, sometime last month, some ingenious Marines posted a video on YouTube depicting themselves lip-syncing to Britney Spears latest hit “Hold It Against Me.” […]


Apr 26, 2011

Taliban Militants Escapes From Kandahar Prison Through Tunnels, A NATO Setback (Photo)

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By in Asia, International, Politics, United States, World No comments

Taliban Image Credit: wired.com A major group of Taliban militants, captured by US and NATO forces, escaped from Sarprosa prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan by going through a tunnel on Monday, April 25, according to reports by several international sites. About 480 Taliban prisoners had gotten out of prison through a 1,000-feet-long tunnel dug by the […]


Apr 24, 2011

US Marines in Afghanistan Lip-sync Britney Spears “Hold it Against Me”, Video Becomes Viral (Video)

US Marines in Afghanistan Lip-sync Britney Spears “Hold  it Against Me”, Video Becomes Viral (Video)
By in Entertainment, Middle East, Music, Television, United States No comments

US marines in Afghanistan lip-synced Britney Spears’ “Hold it Against Me” in one fascinating video, and the video has now 1, 312, 590 hits within a period of only 5 days. It was featured in CNN video as one of the best viral videos of the week, April 23, 2011.


Apr 21, 2011

Australia Asylum Riot: Asylum Seekers Burned Down Nine Buildings

Australia Asylum Riot: Asylum Seekers Burned Down Nine Buildings
By in Australia, Current Events, World No comments

The unrest and hopelessness of some of the asylum seekers in Australia had reached its peak as a riot erupted in the detention centers, various news sites reported, April 21, 2011.

The asylum seekers were apparently enraged when their request was rejected by the Australian government. These refugees come from war torn Afghanistan, Iraq and Sri Lanka among others.


Mar 19, 2011

Prince Harry to Handle Apache Gunship Helicopters in US Yuma Advance Training

Prince Harry to Handle Apache Gunship Helicopters in US Yuma Advance Training
By in Current Events, United States, World No comments

Prince Harry has been selected to train in the US in handling the powerful Apache gunship helicopter. This is according to UK news sites, March 16, 2011.