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Girls robotics team says it won't be cowed by ISIS threats: 'We won't surrender!'
ABC News (HERAT, Afghanistan) -- High school students in Afghanistan have spoken out against Taliban and ISIS insurgents who have threatened and targeted girl’s education in the country.ABC News was given rare access to a school in the western city of Herat. More than 6,000 students attend the all-girls school, including members of the Afghan girls robotics team.They made headlines last year when President Trump personally intervened to grant them visas to the United States, where they were due to attend an inter-school competition.Permissions to enter the U.S. had been initially denied.Within two weeks of returning from the competition, however,...
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Dozens of passengers hospitalized after Ryanair flight plummets almost 30,000 feet
ABCNews.com (DUBLIN) -- Over 30 passengers were hospitalized, with some complaining about bleeding from their ears, after a Ryanair flight plummeted 28,000 feet in less than 10 minutes on Friday, according to authorities and flight tracking software.“I can safely say it was the most terrifying thing I ever experienced,” passenger Roxanne Brownlee told ABC News.A spokesperson from Ryanair said an “inflight depressurization” on the plane, which was carrying 189 people, from Dublin, Ireland, to Zadar, Croatia, caused oxygen masks to deploy. The plane made an emergency landing at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany.“The oxygen masks just fell down in front of...
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ISIS insurgents in Afghanistan prove resilient against US Special Forces
ABC News (NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan) -- ABC News has been given exclusive access to U.S. Special Forces troops fighting on the frontlines against ISIS in Afghanistan.The small, elite unit of Green Berets is working alongside Afghan commandos to try to root out the insurgents from Nangarhar Province near the border with Pakistan.The conflict in Afghanistan is America’s longest war and despite successes, the insurgents have proven remarkably resilient, not least because of the sanctuary and support they receive from neighboring countries.Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and other foreign forces in Afghanistan, says troops are fighting ISIS in Afghanistan...
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