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At Least 17 Civilians Killed During NATO Air Strike In Afghanistan

PAJHWOK (Afghanistan), L'EXPRESS (France)

PUL-I-ALAM – At least 17 civilians were killed during a NATO air strike in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, Afghan news agency Pajhwok reports. The attack struck the Logar Province, in the eastern part of the country: women and children were among the victims. The intended target of the raid was the house a local tribal elder, in which a Taliban commander was hiding.

The tragedy follows last month's Chicago NATO summit during which the organization announced details of a planned withdrawal of the international troops by 2014. But several NATO countries have begun an early withdrawal of their soldiers, including France, whose new President François Hollande traveled to Kabul after the Chicago summit to follow through on a campaign promise to bring home French troops by the end of 2012, as detailed the French magazine L'Express.

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Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is arrested by three policemen at a protest over the expansion of a coal mine in the Western German village of Lützerath

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg was briefly detained by German police alongside other activists after she was arrested at a protest over the expansion of a coal mine in the Western German village of Lützerath. Thunberg was released after an identity check.

Ginevra Falciani & Inès Mermat

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Welcome to Wednesday, where Ukraine’s interior minister is among 18 killed in a helicopter crash near Kyiv, the world’s oldest person dies at 118, and Greta Thunberg is briefly detained by German police. Meanwhile, London-based, Persian-language Kayhan wonders what’s behind the Iranian Supreme Leader’s repeated allusions to the end of the Shah's rule.

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