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2008-10-06 03:00:14

An earthquake, with epicenter in the Hindu Kush, shook central Afghanistan Monday while other quakes rattled China. There were no reports of casualties or damage from the stricken regions. The U.S. Geological Survey said the early morning quake in Afghanistan, centered about 40 miles south of Kabul, was of 6.0-magnitude, CNN reported. The Hindu Kush mountainous region is located along the border with Pakistan. The National Seismological Network in China reported a 6.8 magnitude...

2008-07-05 09:00:10

The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan The U.S. military said airstrikes by its attack helicopters hit two vehicles carrying insurgents Friday in eastern Afghanistan. The province's governor said 22 civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said the airstrikes in Nuristan province hit militants who had attacked a U.S. military base with mortars. He gave no account of casualties but said there were no reports of noncombatant injuries...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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