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Battle in Kabul heightens Afghan security fears

A deadly 19-hour Taliban assault on Kabul that turned its most heavily secured district into a battle zone has heightened fears the government is unable to protect the country as foreign troops depart. Insurgents managed to occupy a high-rise building site that towers over the US embassy and NATO’s headquarters…

WikiLeaks auctioning off a lunch with Julian Assange and Slavoj Zizek

LONDON — WikiLeaks is auctioning off a chance to dine with Julian Assange to raise funds for its whistle-blowing activities — although it will have to be lunch because he is under a court-imposed curfew. The website is offering eight lucky bidders the chance to have a meal with its…