Muzghan
A man watches a video of Afghan woman Muzghan, who walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network, on a computer screen in Kabul. Female assassins who lured an Afghan security official to his death with promises of sex before shooting him and dumping his body at a cemetery are among thousands of Taliban criminals freed as part of a fragile peace plan. Wakil KOHSAR / AFP
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Taliban’s female deadly duo freed under peace deal

KABUL, Nov 22, 2020 (AFP) - Female assassins who lured an Afghan security official to his death with promises of sex before shooting him and dumping his body at a
Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesticulates as she gives a statement after a video conference meeting with members of the European Council on the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Berlin, on November 19, 2020. / AFP / POOL / Michael Sohn
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Germany’s ‘eternal’ chancellor, marks 15 years in power

BERLIN, Nov 21, 2020 (AFP) - In power so long she has been dubbed Germany's "eternal chancellor", Angela Merkel marks 15 years at the helm of Europe's top economic power
Airline crew
Crew members along with travelers walk in the arrival terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on November 19, 2020. The US government cautions Americans against travelling for the Thanksgiving holiday next week, saying: "It's not a requirement. It's a strong recommendation." / AFP / Daniel SLIM
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Americans urged to stay home for Thanksgiving as virus surges

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20, 2020 (AFP) - US authorities on Thursday urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday as virus cases soared in the worst-hit nation and California