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  • Afghan policemen handle confiscated weapons which are displayed during a ceremony in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

    The size and scope of the latest operations were an indication that the Afghan war is far from over after 11 years of conflict.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 10:44 AM EST
  • Afghan children play on the remains of a Soviet tank in the Behsood district of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

    The U.N. mission in Afghanistan says airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 126 civilians last year, a nearly 50 percent drop from the year before.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 10:05 AM EST
  • BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's governing body is harshly criticizing North Korea's recent nuclear test, calling it "irresponsible" and a flagrant violation of U.N. Security council actions.

    North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test Tuesday, taking an important step toward building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2013, 5:46 AM EST
  • An Afghan child poses for a photograph beneath graffiti of a pistol, with writing that reads, "freedom," in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    A gov't panel's findings were the result of a two-week fact-finding mission following a U.N. report last month that said Afghan authorities are still torturing prisoners.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 11, 2013, 11:09 AM EST