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Army dog who helped save British troops during Taliban attack in Afghanistan awarded bravery medal Mali, a Belgian Malinois, was wounded by grenades as he sniffed out explosives and insurgent fighters in Afghanistan
The Independent | Nov 17, 2017 2:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Leominster vet's firefighting dream faces age obstacle LEOMINSTER -- U.S. Army Sgt. Dana Seminoff is a decorated veteran who served his country for 14 years with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait and an assignment in South Korea.
Sentinel & Enterprise | Nov 17, 2017 1:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Army dog wins animal Victoria Cross for Taliban counterattack Mali, a Belgian Malinois, was hurt by three grenades and hoisted up a building but still managed to locate militants in AfghanistanA special forces dog that detected explosives and insurgents during an assault on a Taliban position in Afghanistan has been
The Guardian | Nov 17, 2017 11:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What is the Dickin medal and who has the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross been awarded to? HERO animals who displayed incredible bravery in military conflicts have been honoured with the equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Here’s everything we know about the PDSA Dickin Medal as a dog that hunted explosives in Afghanistan is awarded the acc
The Sun | Nov 17, 2017 09:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bomb-hunter pooch Mali is set for animal equivalent of Victoria Cross after being seriously hurt by blast in Afghanistan A HERO war dog is to get the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Belgian Malinois Mali played a key role hunting explosives at a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. He was seriously hurt by shrapnel but wouldnt leave his handlers side in 2012. Now ful
The Sun | Nov 17, 2017 02:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
SF police officers kidney donation leads to lifesaving chain of events As a soldier in the U.S. Army, Anna Cuthbertson served in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. As a San Francisco police officer, she patrols the streets of the Richmond District, busting criminals and protecting citizens. The average person might think
SFGate.com | Nov 17, 2017 01:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from San Francisco, California
'Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent' Updated on November 16 at 12:54 p.m. Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host and former model, says Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, kissed her against her will and groped her during a 2006 USO trip to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Yahoo! News | Nov 16, 2017 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Suicide bomber kills 14 at political meeting in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) A suicide bomber killed 14 people at a political gathering in the Afghan capital on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Yahoo! News | Nov 16, 2017 2:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Is Hopefull For U.S. War Strategy Steve Inskeep talks to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah about the state of the war in his country, and how he's in favor of the Trump administration's plan to put more boots on the ground.
NPR.org | Nov 16, 2017 10:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghanistan's booming heroin trade leaves trail of addiction at home With the countrys opium production rising by 87% on last year, a former US base in Helmand is now a drug abuse treatment centreFor a decade, the office of the British Provincial Reconstruction Team in Helmand was busy dispersing hundreds of millions of ai
The Guardian | Nov 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend