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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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.