November 2nd, 2010
11:39 AM ET

Salute to Master Sergeant Derek Hughes

Master Sergeant Heather Hughes salutes her husband, Master Sergeant Derek Hughes, who is deployed to Afghanistan.

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Police in Afghan region might have defected, officials say
November 2nd, 2010
11:37 AM ET

Police in Afghan region might have defected, officials say

Some policemen in a volatile Afghan province might have defected to the Taliban, the provincial governor told CNN on Tuesday.

Musa Khan Haidar Zada, governor of Ghazni province, said reports indicate that the defections occurred and that other police were poisoned.
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November 2nd, 2010
11:35 AM ET

Bodies of 2 aid workers discovered

The bodies of two female aid workers were discovered Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a spokesman for Helmand's governor told CNN on Tuesday.

Daud Ahmadi said one of the women was the founder of the organization Mahjoba Herawi, an Afghan non-governmental organization. Ahmadi said both were working on women-oriented projects such as jam and pasta making.
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Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year
November 2nd, 2010
11:33 AM ET

Canada says it will accept Guantanamo detainee Khadr in a year

The Canadian government has agreed to accept Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr after he finishes a year of incarceration in U.S. custody, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, a member of a U.S.Army Special Forces unit. Khadr was 15 at the time.

Khadr, a 24-year-old Canadian citizen, is the youngest detainee held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He pleaded guilty last week to murder, attempted murder, providing material support for terrorism, spying and conspiracy.

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