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Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:57 min | Last week

Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

"Afghan. Contractor handed out Russian cash to kill Americans. Officials say times reporting tonight that an Afghan contractor started as a lowly drug smuggler. Named rummage excuse me Brahma to Z.. Stands as a crash, central piece of a puzzle, rocking Washington his named in American intelligence reports confirmed by Afghan officials key middleman, who for years handed out money from Russian military intelligence to reward taliban-linked fighters for targeting American troops quote a security agencies connected the dots of the bounty scheme and narrowed in on him. They carried out sweeping raids to arrest dozens of his relatives and associates, but they discover the mysteries easy had sneaked out of Afghanistan and was likely back in Russia, but they did find in one of his homes in Kabul was about a half million dollars in cash. This time report is based on according to The Times a dozen interviews that included US and Afghan officials aware of both the Intel and these raids that it led to. Mr Azizi, according to the times quote collected the cash in Russia which intelligence files seen by lawmakers in Washington, described as multiple payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars. And then there's this. The, price? Quote Afghan officials said prizes of as much as one hundred thousand dollars per killed soldier were offered for American and coalition targets. That's what. Putin was paying per corpse. Per Dead. American soldier! Award. You could get killed on one hundred grand cash. And this was reportedly briefed to president trump multiple times including in February of this year, and he has done nothing in response. The Washington Post in fact reporting tonight that he plans to do nothing about it still. He doesn't see why he should have to do anything at all.

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Fresh update on "kabul" discussed on Dana Loesch

Dana Loesch

00:37 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "kabul" discussed on Dana Loesch

"Any habitual abuses of power. But I do want to express my upset with how these actions have irreparably damaged department's credibility with the committee. The legislation also provides a $1,000,000 for army installations to change Confederate names. President Trump has threatened to veto any measure that changes the names of military basis boxes. Rachel Sutherland in Washington. Ah federal Death Row inmate was executed this morning after the Supreme Court ruled against objections filed it by his victims. Relatives Daniel Lee was put to death by lethal Injection at a federal facility in Terra Haute, Indiana. It was the first federal execution in 17 years. At least five U. S. Military bases have been closed in Afghanistan, part of an agreement between the Trump Administration and the Taliban. President from special envoy to the talks made the announcement on Twitter 135 days after US sign the deal in Doha to large U. S bases located outside Kabul and another in southern Afghanistan will remain open 8600 U. S. Troops remain in Afghanistan, down from a high of over 100 1020 10. Over 2400 Americans have been killed there since US military involvement began in 2000 won despite a pledge to reduce violence. The Afghan government says the Taliban have increased their attacks in recent weeks. Fox's Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon Vice President Mike Pence's in Louisiana today meeting with Governor John Bel Edwards and other officials to discuss the state's pandemic response. Republican State Attorney General Jeff Landry won't be in today's meeting. He's in quarantine after testing positive for covert 19 America. Listening to Fox News. Lucky three Mobile news on the level on the go. What.

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White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

Morning Edition

04:03 min | Last week

White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

"How much did the president know of reports that Russia offered bounties on U. S troops and how much should he have known? Both questions have become part of the debate over the reported program in Afghanistan. News reports have said the president was briefed long before the information became public. President. Trump denied that, and the White House has said the intelligence information was not fully confirmed. Former National security adviser Susan Rice writes this morning in The New York Times that that doesn't matter if she had known, she writes, she would have told the president and people in any previous administration would have done the same. So how does the process work? NPR National security correspondent Greg Meyer is on the line, Greg Good morning. Good morning, Steve. How would the various U. S intelligence agencies analyze information like this? Well from from what we're seeing. And then some of the reporting is that there were some Taliban members who were captured in a raid about six months ago and they were interrogated. A large pile of cash was uncovered and In Your times is reporting today that U S intelligence found evidence of financial transfers from Russia to a Taliban linked account. But the US intelligence community is still assessing, and there's no consensus and this is a classic problem for the intelligence community. You have to put together a puzzle with missing pieces, and I spoke about this with Dan Hoffman. He's a former CIA officer who was the Moscow station chief and also worked in the Middle East. I served, you know, three years in overseas combat zones, collecting this sort of tax bill in intelligence. It's not like fine wine getting better with age. You've got to get it out to the people at risk. That means our soldiers but also coalition forces. Does that mean you sometimes have to distribute intelligence information before everybody in the government agrees on what it means. Right, Exactly Steve and the CIA seems to be driving. This seems to be the agency that feels most strongly that this Russian bounty program Israel, But we seem very unusual development the past couple days where the defense secretary, the National Security Advisor, the director of National intelligence have all issued statements saying they can't confirm the bounty program at least at this point. Um And and Trump is, as you noted. It said he was never told about the program before it broke in the news, But we are seeing reports that he might have been briefed as early as February. Well again. Let's talk about what the standard processes is Susan Rice correct that in any administration, this kind of explosive information would be shared at the highest levels. Yeah. When I spoke with Dan Hoffman, the former CIA officer. He doesn't know the details in this case, But he said it was his experience that really critical explosive intelligence should and would reach the White House. Here he is again. My concern as an intelligence officer would be. I don't want the president or his national security advisor to be blindsided when Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Hey, about that reporting, we received that the Russians have a bounty out for our people in Afghanistan. You know, I wouldn't want the president not to be aware of that information. The reference there. Two reports that the British knew the UK was told of this U. S intelligence finding, however incomplete it may have been now let's take this information at face value. What does the report of this bounty program say about Russia's strategy in Afghanistan? You know, Steve, I thought back to 2001 and I was in Kabul right after the Americans drove the Taliban out. One of the most striking things I saw was Russia set up a field hospital to assist this US mission because at that time the U. S and Russia had a common interest in defeating Islamic extremism. But Russian President Vladimir Putin and now is consistently pursuing policies aimed at undermining the U. S. And Afghanistan is just one example. We got a hint of this four years ago, Actually, when our NPR colleague Tom Bowman was in Afghanistan and was told by the Afghan military that Russia was already providing arms and training to the

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Fresh update on "kabul" discussed on Michael Savage

Michael Savage

00:31 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "kabul" discussed on Michael Savage

"Filed by his victims, relatives Daniel Lee was put to death by lethal injection at a federal facility in Terra Haute, Indiana. It was the first federal execution in 17 years. At least five U. S. Military bases have been closed in Afghanistan. Part of an agreement between the Trump Administration and the Taliban. President from special on Board of the talks made the announcement on Twitter 135 days after US sign the deal in Doha to large U. S bases located outside Kabul and another in southern Afghanistan will remain open 8600 U. S troops remain in Afghanistan, down from a high of over 100,020 10. Over 2400 Americans have been killed there since US military involvement began in 2000 won despite a pledge to reduce violence. The Afghan government says the Taliban have increased their attacks in recent weeks. Fox's Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon Vice President Mike Pence's in Louisiana today meeting with Governor John Bel Edwards and other officials to discuss the state's pandemic response. Republican State Attorney General Jeff Landry won't be it today's meeting. He's in quarantine. After testing positive for covert 19 America is listening to Fox News. This is a paid advertisement for legal services sponsored by Attorney Andrew Van Arsdale. SAN Diego, California ATTENTION Boy Scouts of America sexual.

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Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

Bookworm

04:11 min | Last month

Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way

"From time to time I find a novel from oppress, than are only a little familiar with and a novelist I'm not familiar with at all and today. That novelist is full. Zia Karimi and the press is deep van them. They are both the author and the press in Texas this book. By my guest Cozier Karimi. is in every way a remarkable book that's called above I the Milky Way. It some title or it's scripture is an illuminated alphabet, and the author once again is full Foser, Karimi? The. Cover Shows the nighttime sky and many many stars and galaxies. As I read the book. I learned that I. had. Created an absolutely unique event I. Don't think I've ever seen it in a novel before. Can you talk about what happens to the sky in the snow of foods here? How well the sky I mean the sky is always there. The Moon is always there. The Sun is always shining down and book which is about. A family of family of two parents and five young daughters having to. Suddenly deal with something let basically falls down from the sky. which is a the Soviet army coming? Out of nowhere to take over their country, their city Kabul and the sky, suddenly that was filled with sunshine and the sound of birds and nature is. Filled with bombs falling. In so the novel begins there at the beginning of the the Russian invasion of Ghanistan and the family has to soon within a year that they leave. They come to California which Brings Color in sunshine back to them. Because it is a after all southern California, it's where I grew up and there it is the land of Sunshine. It's the land of the sun, so we have the beginning of the book the Sun there, but because wore. Affects us on an inner level as much as an outer one the family has taken all this into their being as a family as individuals as parents as very young girls and. They are on the land of Sunshine, but as we get halfway through the book, the inner lives. The interior comes out their dream worlds and you realize that. While the sun is very much there in California the what they're actually living underneath is the night sky the stars. Yes, and therefore above us the Milky Way, and therefore magnificently. The cover of the book shows us what happens when the sun has gone out and in this book, the war and oppositions are constant is between Sun and the moon between the day in the night. And the essentially, therefore between the kosher of Afghanistan, which is seen as a nighttime culture and the culture of California which is seen as a son culture. Now when you think about, Ghanistan and you think of all the bombing that went on there you do. You can't help it. You realize that we have bombed. What the Arabian Nights! The nights have been

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Taliban say they are readying for talks with Kabul leaders

WBZ Midday News

00:24 sec | Last month

Taliban say they are readying for talks with Kabul leaders

"That the U. S. Taliban peace deal may be close CBS is Cammy McCormack reports on some movement in negotiations the Taliban says it's putting together its agenda for talks with the political leadership in Kabul it's refused to deal with those leaders in the past and is part of the deal with the U. S. these talks should have begun weeks ago but the process got bogged down a sticking point had been an exchange of prisoners which has now

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Convolutional Neural Networks

Linear Digressions

07:42 min | Last month

Convolutional Neural Networks

"Katie! Hey Ben okay, so you told me what we're talking about. Today I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about. Puns and jokes stories and I I've come up with a couple of them, but honestly they're just too convoluted. To work. See what you did there. WAS ON. Narrow network. is a little weak, but. As best. I can do today, so you know that's what you get. Like the result of a Max pooling operation on all of your weeks off puns I did a week sauce punts oh. Man. I'm sorry. Hey, don't know is Max, pool, a person wait okay, we'll get to this in a second. You're listening to linear, digressions. Max Pooling is a layer in Kabul on that, but I'm probably getting ahead of myself a little bit, aren't I okay, because it sounds like the name of a person. Max Pooling Hi. My name is Max. Pool Yeah Max Power. That's a person. No, but it's a joke on the simpsons where homer he's on the spot has the makeup of fake name for some reason. And he looks at some kind of. Like a power tool or something? He's like Max. Power I forget what yeah this would be. I, guess you. You kind of generally went to avoid things pooling in the sense of just. Puddles all over the place. De Yeah I. Yeah I can't think of a use of that well. I mean like maybe those those kids inflatable pools like. But that would be like you get Max Pool, but not. Maybe Max Bullying. Okay well anyway, We? So, what does that visit actually? It's not about. Exploring really bad puns and it is not is about. Conversational neural nets which is a particular type of neural network architecture for image, recognition and classification. That kind of thing do you know why it's called conversational own that because conversational meetings complex difficult to follow? Idea actually did they like to know? I would like to know I mean. That's why I asked the question. Because it seems kind of strange to be like there is technique a technique. Be An difficult technique. Well, so it's almost it's keeping you out. It's kind of interesting well, okay, we're getting ahead of ourselves a little bit. Can you give me give me a couple of minutes of preamble, and then we'll get conversational part. Okay, yes, sounds good. So. This is a neural net architecture that is particularly good like we said for emiss- recognition and classification, and we've talked about neural nets a lot in other episodes, so I won't go a ton into the details here. If you've never heard of neural nets before just a the quickest introduction I can think of so the idea of neural network is. It's a algorithm architecture where you have these things called while they're sometimes called neurons actually. And, they take a number of inputs. Come originally, in the case of let's say image recognition there the pixels in the image those pixels go into basically a mathematical function in each one of the neurons. And that mathematical function takes all of the inputs multiplies them by a bunch of different weights, ads them together, and puts them through some kind of activation function and. If all of the inputs times, all of the weights sums up to larger than some number then the neuron has a one as an. And if it doesn't go above that number that it has zero output. Grossly oversimplified right, and so you have. So you have these layers than of many. Neurons in each of the layers and each layer feeds the outputs from each layer, the inputs into the next one, and then after one or two or three or four end of these. At the end you have a prediction about in this case. What kind of object was in the picture and so? Convoluted neural nets or a particular architecture of neural networks that are best Ramos recognition. And they have special types of layers in them. That's what the presence of certain types of CON-. They're called. Constitutional layers in neck is one of the signatures of. The fact that it's a constitutional neural net. Okay so you've got all these layers that feed into each other, and if some of those layers are conversational errors. Then you've gotTa Constitutional, Neural Net? What is it constitutional? There yeah a conversational air one the the reason that you have all these layers of neurons is because when effectively allows a neural nets to do in this context. Is it learn more and more complex features? And what a conversational layer does is kind of interesting. A picture is going to be depending on how you look at it. Either a two D or three D object the two D. objects, if you think of it as just a bunch of pixels that are arranged in Two d grid. It's a three D object. If you WANNA, think of each of those pixels as having not just a one zero values that it can take, it can actually have red, green and blue, and then a mixture of those three colors. If it's a color image, so if you wanted to have all of the information represented into a picture, you could do it in this three dimensional cube of information if that makes sense. So imagine you got your picture and I think the best way to explain. A conversational layer is imagine that you're picture is a bunch of bricks, and they're assembled into a wall, so I know that bricks are rectangular and pictures are usually square. You'RE GONNA. have to stretch the metaphor a little bit. Let's imagine. This big wall made up of bricks in each one of the bricks can be different color, and so that's how you're painting your picture, right? We can call them bristles. Sorry? Okay, so got your. You got your bricks. And they're making your. They're making your picture now. Imagine that you have. A piece of poster board. And, so you? Can you have this piece of poster board and you can slide it. You, know you're kind of on a a crane. Let's say that's a forklift that's up against the wall and you can slide this piece of poster board over the wall. And so at any given point, this piece of poster board is over a bunch of Bristles, and it can like kind of look at what is going on under its under its shadow. Okay. This is like a sentient poster board yeah, now. invert the metaphor slightly so now instead of it being a piece of poster board that's blocking out part of the picture. Instead imagine that by default. The whole picture is blocked out, and instead you kind of sliding around a window, and so as this window is sliding over the wall. It's scanning. All of your bristles and it's. Doing something with them, right? I'm basically building up a metaphor for what a conversational areas so. You're sending the pixels into your neural net. And then there's what's called a filter or colonel, and that's your piece of poster board so usually it's something like three pixels by pixels or five pixels by five pixels towards that yeah. It's not particularly big, and it's this cutout this going to be sliding around and it's going to be looking at all of the different little sub regions of the picture and trying to figure out what's going on in

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Official: Bomb in Afghan capital targeted TV bus, 2 dead

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

Official: Bomb in Afghan capital targeted TV bus, 2 dead

"A spokeswoman for the Afghan Interior Ministry says a bus belonging to a local TV station has been hit by a roadside bomb in the capital Kabul killing two employees a ministry deputy spokeswoman says for other employees were wounded in the attack No one immediately claimed responsibility for the violence but the spokeswoman says about some cushy TV was the target an official who should confirmed the deaths of two employees he said two wounded were in critical condition a Taliban spokesman denied involvement in the attack on his Twitter account I'm sorry I shockingly

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Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire

Purity Products

00:34 sec | Last month

Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire

"The Taliban and Afghanistan announcing a three day cease fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that's starting today the ceasefire marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan the Taliban order was followed by an announcement on Twitter from Afghan president Ashraf Ghani announcing the government extends the offer of peace it comes just days after the U. S. special peace diplomats how many callers odd was in Kabul in Doha the Taliban leader released a message which says the groups committed to the recent peace deal was not seeking to monopolize power and promised to guarantee the rights of women and men under an

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Afghanistans power-sharing deal

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:02 min | Last month

Afghanistans power-sharing deal

"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up

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US blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

US blames brutal attack on Afghan maternity hospital on IS

"A U. S. official says Islamic state affiliate in Afghanistan carried out this week's horrific attack on a maternity hospital in a majority Shiite Muslim neighborhood in Kabul killing twenty four people including newborn babies and mothers peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the US government believes the Islamic state affiliate carried out Tuesday's attack on the hospital and I sold earlier the same day in a different province targeting the funeral of a pro government warlord killing thirty four people eyes has not claimed responsibility for the maternity hospital attack doctors without borders which operates the hospital called the attack your hello it said the gunman moved directly to the maternity wards ignoring other medical units closer to the entrance of the medical complex arms area shockingly

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Death toll from attack on Kabul maternity clinic rises to 24

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Death toll from attack on Kabul maternity clinic rises to 24

"Officials have raised the death toll from a deadly militant attack on a maternity hospital in Afghanistan's capital to eleven twenty the total includes young mothers nurses and two newborns one infant is still being treated for injuries and many others remain under medical supervision totaled in blankets in hospital cribs militants had stormed the hospital in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital on Tuesday morning setting off an hours long shootout with the police as the battle raged Afghan security forces carried out babies and frantic young mothers the hospital targeted in the attack is supported by the international group doctors without borders no one has claimed responsibility for the attack with the Taliban insisting they were not involved I'm Charles the last month

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Pompeo condemns 'horrific terrorist attacks' in Afghanistan, calls hospital raid that killed 13 'act of sheer evil'

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Pompeo condemns 'horrific terrorist attacks' in Afghanistan, calls hospital raid that killed 13 'act of sheer evil'

"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii calls it an act of sheer evil and attack at a hospital in Afghanistan we're two newborns are among the dead charity doctors without borders saying a maternity unit it runs at a hospital in Afghanistan's capital Kabul came under attack with reports of explosions and gunfire the Afghan government's coating is sold to a war crime saying three attackers were involved well since killed there's been no claim of responsibility although the hospital is in a neighborhood previously targeted by ISIS relentless violence continues in Afghanistan even after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a

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ISIS gunmen storm maternity clinic in Kabul

On Point with Juandolyn Stokes

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

ISIS gunmen storm maternity clinic in Kabul

"ISIS gunmen have stormed a hospital in Afghanistan today continuing what's been a violin week thus far correspondent bills in for has more in this incident armed man entered a government run hospital in the capital of Kabul hospital where the group doctors without borders runs a maternity clinic Afghan forces engaged the gunmen with some of the Afghan soldiers actually seen carrying infants out of the hospital it's the latest in a series of incidents in the capital with seven bombings reported since

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Newborns among 14 killed in attack on Afghan maternity ward

Morning Edition

01:17 min | 2 months ago

Newborns among 14 killed in attack on Afghan maternity ward

"Kabul this morning and attack has horrified even people long accustomed to the brutality of Afghanistan's conflict the target was a maternity hospital and the dead include at least eleven mothers and two newborns and beers D. Aidid reports a video of the incident provided by government officials shows enough controversial forces member in a flak jacket and assault rifle slung on his shoulder rushing out of the hospital clutching a baby swaddled in blankets without borders supports the hospital now is before the attack a stroke the a group tweeted that just delivered a baby in the maternity ward Mohammed Omar he's cute batted targeting the hospital provoked heart wrenching reactions it has been personal for me because I'm preparing for my son's first birthday it's tomorrow Charles out of bars the chairwoman of the Afghanistan independent Human Rights Commission Martha such a moment of hope it's this promise to new life that can be a better life that can be a different life would you mind in that moment that you are probably going to raise your child and war and that their life is in danger even if before they are born and it's not clear what happened to that baby who was born just hours ago Mohammed Omar the one doctors without borders

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Dozens dead in Afghanistan as assailants attack maternity hospital

Morning Edition

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Dozens dead in Afghanistan as assailants attack maternity hospital

"Building doctors without borders says gunmen have attacked a hospital it supports in the Afghan capital of Kabul the attack came as local media reported that another blast in eastern Afghanistan may have wounded and killed more than forty people and peers D. her deed reports from Islamabad the attack began when suicide bombers stormed the hospital where doctors without borders runs a maternity ward government officials said the police managed to rescue dozens of people it wasn't immediately clear though how many patients will stop off local or foreign were trapped inside the attack came a day after the government said it captured three high ranking militants belonging to the Islamic

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Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 3 civilians in Kabul

WBZ Morning News

00:19 sec | 2 months ago

Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 3 civilians in Kabul

"Morning Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a base belonging to Afghan special forces on the southern outskirts of Kabul at least three civilians are dead more than a dozen wounded the government blamed the Taliban for the attack which takes place a day after the country's defense minister and the commander of US forces in Afghanistan visited that

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Neural Architecture Search and Googles New AutoML Zero with Quoc Le

This Week in Machine Learning & AI

09:02 min | 3 months ago

Neural Architecture Search and Googles New AutoML Zero with Quoc Le

"Welcome to the PODCAST. Hi Everyone. It's great to have you on the show I've followed research for Your work for quite some time and I'm looking forward to digging into some of the new things that you're working on but before we do that I'd love to have you share a little bit about your background and how you got started working in machine learning okay so I was born in Vietnam. I did my Undergrad in Australia. And in my second year. My undergrad I started some project doing machine London with Alex. Mola a back in Australia and back. Then I was played with. Kodo methods Then I Did my PhD AT STANFORD. A on a lot of deep learning back in the day when deployed in whispers or very cool. And that's the route two thousand seven and around two thousand eleven I did a summer internship at Google and that was when Google Brin project was founded so when I was there that was a long and Jackie Naan Greco data was there and I. It was the sun so we started out small. That sounds cool. Yeah and then I did some of the Scaling Up Neuro networks with Google Britain folks and then You know at the end Up to two years did some work on machine translation with the media and Oreo VR. He's now did mine. Owner of Ilya is now at opening I and we develop sold end to end. Solution methods and Around two thousand sixteen. I started looking into more like You Know Auto. Mau Architecture search and more recently are looking to Malacca together with Otto may also look into Sent me supervised learning and it's awesome awesome now. You mentioned early on doing work with Alex. Mullah was he was this before he was at Carnegie Mellon was visiting in Australia. He was a professor in Australia. Yeah I I went to a university. In a small air. In the capital city Austrailia go Kendra. He was yeah camera and he was Professor Edward Research. So I thought I had. I have along Very interested in AI and machine learning and took me for that. I took a class data mining and so on and talk a little bit boring but the ability to actually learn. It's actually a super fascinating so I contacted him and he was moonlight co methods machine learning and we worked together for maybe a few years before he went to he went to America then. Cmu and Amazon. Okay okay so a lot of your. Recent work has been focused on this idea of You know automating machine learning and neural architecture surge to allow machines to find the best deep learning architectures in like. It's a little bit about how you arrived at working in that area. What some of the motivations were for getting started digging into that problem so I've been Along interested in this idea of self improvement machine should be self improving itself a machine learning and even and when I started doing co methods with Alex. I always ask him. You know how the Dakota bandwith and so on how some of the HYPOC Ramat does include methods decided and apparently they decided by using things like Cross validation on then where I work on. Koroma two narrow networks. My hope is to make the hype. Affirmative go away. But that's how is the opposite so if you look at the a Kabul Lucien neural networks at has a lot of hype privatised right like how many how many layers you want it to be and how many channels you wanted to be. And what are the some of the high assize apprentice since on a Coulda with all the training parameters? Yeah all learning. Dry and as researcher develop more and more techniques FAW EURONET. There's more decisions that you have to make. That feel like. This is like a problem that can be helped by a little bit of automation so So I I observe a lot of my colleagues who will when designing networks and I asked him about the principles of design. Your neural networks. And you started are having some really solid principles like Skip CONNECTION SO. The gradient can flow through the network concern. But as you tune the network Karen Hata do no longer have the principal is around. You know trial and error right you you try this a little bit and simply with better so you try that more so. I think that that is something that may be ready for automation so even during my Grad School. I already talked about trying this but I thought you know. Maybe we didn't have enough compute because training net already takes took me days so when I saw that new control. Units are are in thirty minutes. Something like that on on safer I thought. Oh maybe this is the right time to try this. So that's when I started doing this. Newer architecture search in two thousand sixteen. It's interesting that you know. Even with all of the compute resources of Google. You had to wait until the time was compressed. Enough in order to be able to tackle the problem. Yeah to get really good results. You want the networks will be really big and that will take a long time to train. Yeah and it's it's It's funny coming from me that we have so much resources that will go train in EURONET still taking a long time And so maybe talk about the the first steps in In that area. Did you jump right into neural architecture? Search or was that the you know a a an end stage or end result of this work where I I on some of the related ideas on and off since two thousand twelve like playing around with how to do. Better hyper profitable tuning and none of that. It's really published. Because I didn't have good results have pugh and so on so so I tried it on and off over the time you know every year I would set out some time to try this idea for a few months and you know and it didn't work very well because like a procurement song and then Two Thousand Sixteen. I met Barrett's off would as my colleague now at Google and he's very talented. So we say oh. Let's let's try at the idea of Jews in like a reinforcement learning to generate and network like a little layer in an network for for a ceasefire model. Seafoam motto. Is already at the time you could say that you know enough of you depends on how where you want to be but you from thirty minutes to a few hours and the seems like about the right amount of time to get this going and my prediction is that you have to train. Maybe either between from one thousand to ten thousand bottles and I did a backup our calculation and thought. Oh this might be the right time to do it but you know I have tried this some of these related ideas in much before

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Scientific Hiccup

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

06:03 min | 3 months ago

Scientific Hiccup

"All Welcome to kiss Miss Misery. Sime your host kit chrome hoping you're healthy and staying sheltered in place today. I'm going to talk about scientific hiccups and I'll begin with the woolly mammoths arose about five point. One million years ago in Africa according to the curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from Africa the mammoth migrated throughout Europe Asia North America. Their evolution continued over millions of years eventually producing the woolly. Mammoth we know today. They began roughly two hundred fifty thousand years ago. Mammoths went extinct about ten thousand years ago. Hoops that's the first scientific hiccup more like three thousand five hundred years ago. Scientists now believe in isolated population of mammals persisted on Wrangel Island off northeastern eastern Costa Siberia and deep in Canada's Northwest Territory and World Heritage Site than Hani Valley. They were there until about three thousand seven hundred years ago. The ten thousand year more of extinction is in most textbooks though. But let's take a closer look at that date. The prominent theory that made it into most textbooks and the cyclopes. Pedia is ten thousand years ago because it was believed for decades at the mammoth migrated from the African continent through Eurasian orth America driven by the last ice age. What scientists called police to seen ice age following the food supply? If that's the case that it makes sense that some ended up in the valley because it was never touched by the last ice age and yes sponsor the mammoth have actually been found in that region. But this isn't the first theory published in a textbook as fact that is founded. It's been believed yes. Baited into text books that the continent of at Artika has been covered by ice for millions of years again. Oops scientific hiccup. The Perry reese map drawn in. Fifteen thirteen shows a northern coast of Antarctica. Ice-free the most puzzling aspect of the map isn't how it managed to be so accurate three hundred years before and articles discovered but that the map shows the real coastline under the ice geological. Evidence has confirmed. How could that have happened or been charted in an ice free age four thousand years ago which is what science states? That was the last time that Arctic was ice free officials. Science has been saying all along that the ice cap which covers the Antarctic is millions of years old. The Perry reese at Arctic amount shows it the northern part of that continent has been mapped before the ice covered it that could make us think it has been mapped a million years ago but that's impossible since mankind did not exist at that time. Furthermore accurate studies have proven that the last period of ice-free condition in that Arctic area the northern tip ended about six thousand years ago the question is who mapped Queen Maud Land of Antarctica. Six thousand years ago which unknown civilization had the technology or the need to do that. I want to state at this point. That the Perry map has been validated as being real and brought back to that data. Fifteen thirteen it is not a about that which made twenty years. I pushed office something true. I want to touch on just one. More scientific kick up nestled in the ancient city of Papun Kabul. Libya are stone blocks that were used to make up a series of pyramids each block. Wade from two hundred to four hundred tonnes. Nothing unusual there. The city dates back to five three six ad yet. The blocks are riddled with carved indentations and in the surrounding grasses were found giant staple liked clamps. That it in place and we're used to hold the blocks together. Wait a minute. How could the indigenous people with no knowledge of metallurgy have created these clamps and worded the metal used for them? Come from? But this isn't the only case of clamps be used to hold giants Jones together and Cambodia's Angor Watt giant sandstone blocks way nearly two tonnes were brought to the side of the temple from a nearby mountain bias. Here's waterways close inspection. The stones that are scattered around the side has revealed carved indentations receptacles for metal clamps. Says kind of interesting. How about an eerie coincidence? Just outside the magnificent ruins of anger. What Stanton Asian Pyramid temple known as boxy CAM gone now from? Cambodia travel eight thousand miles to Guatemala and the ancient Mayan city of Tacoma all among the long forgotten structures at to call is the temple of the Jaguar although the Cambodian pyramid is much smaller than the pyramid Guatemala. The similarities between the specific design features are uncanny both these ancient structures have an unusually steep slope angle that don't exist in other pyramids or temples however most importantly they both feature a stepped formation. There's a massive stairwell going up to the middle of both temples and there's a domed area located on top once there you could see. There's a small door goes inside the pyramid and there's another internal structure that looks the same basically. What you have here is an ancient civilization in Cambodia and another in Mesoamerica despite the fact that they are separated by more than nine thousand miles away featuring credible similarities that no one has been able to explain. Thus my idea of being a scientific hiccup because when you read in the textbooks is different than what facts

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Cecilia Muoz: Why People of Color are Always "More Than Ready"

Latina to Latina

03:51 min | 3 months ago

Cecilia Muoz: Why People of Color are Always "More Than Ready"

"Have section of the book subtitled when people assume you're only there for a little color. When has that assumption made about you? Oh probably most of my career. I think so. They're definitely people who think that that's why am occur. I'm a macarthur fellow. I've heard people say the words I heard people say that One of the stories. I recount in the book. Is that one of the chiefs chiefs of staff that I served under told a couple people who wrote books about the first term of the Obama Administration that he gave them the impression that I was an affirmative action. Hire for the domestic policy job Which cost me a couple of years of self doubt and I did really spend a fair amount of energy wondering whether the people I was sitting at the table with whether that's what they thought But I took comfort from what Sonia Sotomayor says in her book. Her wonderful book stocks about getting to Princeton through -firmative action and she describes it as getting to the starting line of a race. And so so there. You are at the starting line but you still have to run it. And so and the I talked to seven other women I was this book and they all said the same thing happened to them all the time too and they all said their own equivalent of so. You're there at the table so you got to do the job You have to rise to the occasion you have to run the race And there are people who will assume that about you but it matters less if you know that you're crushing it and so that's your job when I ask other women. In my life other people in my life people caller. It's a pretty common experience and it can mess with your head. It certainly must with mine so I thought it was worth writing down some strategies for all right you have self doubt and you also have the doubts of people around you and here's some strategies for confronting that investing. What do you think is the most effective strategy? This book is called more than ready right. It's it's about the fact that the world is more than ready for what we bring to it but also everybody. I talked to that. Has these moments of self doubt. Says they deal with it by over preparing right by making sure that when they walk into the room that they know their stuff were more than ready because we work at it and we overcome our doubts and other people's doubts by working harder being good at it. The one thing I thought was missing from the book. And perhaps it's because it doesn't exist is the moment because it seems you're still grappling with some of these things even as you are encouraging me and other. Latina's to go for it. There's still a part of you. That has some of that inside voice them. That was there a moment that crystallized for you yes. It is the moment when my elder daughter Tina and I were talking about the two thousand sixteen election and I said to her. You know it's not like I haven't been around the block and I don't know from sexism but even still I am stunned by the misogyny that I'm seeing and she said mom. I'm not stunned. She said the difference between me and you is that you've been at it for so long that you're used to it and I thought Oh she's right. I come to accept a certain amount of self doubt a certain amount of misogyny a certain amount of racism because it's just my reality and she's younger and she can see it in a way that that is fresher and more vivid and it gives her a better capacity to fight against it into Kabul's yet on it so that was my moment.

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"kabul" Discussed on WBAI

WBAI

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"kabul" Discussed on WBAI

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"kabul" Discussed on Movin 92.5

Movin 92.5

11:28 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Movin 92.5

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"kabul" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Lives kabul is under siege this is rush hour at kabul international airport a swarm of helicopters that's earned the nickname embassy it's how americans and their allies working at the us embassy in military headquarters traveled back and forth from the apple it's just a five minute flights the chapa we voted was making expense trip of the day a few years ago american convoys regularly drove on the airport road now the view from the helicopter window is all most on board we'll see of kabul fail stay behind glass walls for the rest of their time in afghanistan we wanted to know what it says about where we are in this war if american troops can't drive two miles down a road in kabul it's a country at war and as a capital that is under attack by a determined enemy no us general has spent more time here than john nicholson the commander of american forces in afghanistan we do everything possible to protect our forces so in the road protecting the lives of our troops are no more apart if we if we can fly instead of drive and that offers emigrated degree of safety then it's approved the right thing to do terms that's called surrendering the terrain i disagree i think it's it's answering our moral imperative to protect the lives of our soldiers inside by and so as what we do this isn't some remote outpost it's the capital when the us i came here the population was five hundred thousand now it's more than five million refugees people desperate for work and terrorists have flooded kabul general nicholson showed us how vulnerable the city has become a suicide bomber is going to go in here he's going to kill himself he doesn't care about his future vastly easier than what what the afghan security forces after exactly how easy it infiltrate the city especially when this fake now it's easier than we would like general nicholson took command in two thousand sixteen shortly after the us troop levels to fewer than ten thousand the enemy fill the vacuum suicide bombers have terrorized kabul ever since shattering police stations mosques and foreign embassies this truck bomb last year killed a hundred and fifty people it was the deadliest attack in.

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"kabul" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Especially when people go to hospitals to attend to the people who've been injured or died in the first bus and this particular event in in kabul it was clear that journalists would go in in less than half an hour and the fact that the second person who blew himself up with posing as a journalist is quite a big indication you know you have to remember the second attack it it was held a camera was had apparently had a press card he poses john's to get as close to the joins as possible so if you want any evidence that that was targeted journalist i think that shows it the state of security now in afghanistan how safe are civilians now in that country i mean just if you look at this month you know lost vic nicest suicide bomber attacked voter registration center in kabul sixty people died as that result of that attack one hundred fifty people in trenton to women h than were also note kill that iran in march for example isis bomber targeted the shia shrine in kabul killing fatty one and wounding sixty five attacks like this is just becoming so frequent enough ghanistan that is not grabbing the world's attention as much as it deserves and on the attack yesterday in kabul was particularly important because get to see the people trying to draw the attention while why are the journalist themselves are victims of this you know this chaotic situation tragic situation ghanistan if you see cia moore is pictures for example he took very touching pictures if you know some of them i comic pictures of anniston is to those pictures that we land by destruction afghantistan no no he's not there anymore there was another job in his car yar motto talking with a tunnel news the local television in afghanistan he was supposed to get married next month and just under sunday the last weekend he was out with his fuel.

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"kabul" Discussed on See Something Say Something

See Something Say Something

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on See Something Say Something

"Yes like what do you want to know said a lot i can write a book in that okay so tell us about where you grew up in afghanistan and what your first memory of america i was leaving in kabul mostly because i finished my bachelor degree in a business call in kabul and duration that i got to state was to get to school business school so that's why i'm here and so when you were growing up in kabul what was observing no ruz like what did you do is there a particular memory that you have of what it was like to have no rosen cobble yes i think it's very interesting time of the year for everyone in all over the country in of ghanistan all of these countries with which ends with ton lake central asian countries and of course iran our neighbors and i think it's the the the vibe andy atmosphere is so good it's all about buying new things pershing's the house and cleaning and getting ready for the renewal of the life in the spring and everyone is just planning and they and is not only about cleaning the house but it's about cleaning the mine to soldiers lot of reconciliations also go on on a lot of people think about their relationships with their family friends and colleagues and they try to figure it out and at the end of the day be able to solve it before now narrows what did they of narrows it's been really interesting experience for me because i am from one of those stun countries i'm from foxton but very few pakistanis in my experience actually celebrate no rose some learning it from a lot of my friends and i have a lot of friends who celebrate it.

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"kabul" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Was in his his his would came the president's comments followed a deadly car bombing attack in kabul that killed at least ninety five and wounded one hundred fifty eight earlier this month americans were killed and injured in the talibans thirteen hour siege of a hotel in kabul for families of vietnam veterans have been leaving their loved ones ashes by the vietnam wall and washington since the monument was erected but park officials now say no more national mall spokesman mike literacy says the national park service doesn't have a way to store human remains we will discuss since the vietnam veterans memorial opened we there have been a number of occasions where the remains of vietnam veterans have been left at the vietnam veterans when more um and while the national park service curate's more than four hundred thousand objects that have been left behind uh and memory of the the men and women whose names on the wall who were not a cemetery ramathesele liam who are simply not equipped to handle the longterm storage of human eggs but again not being a quick to properly handle those remains uh in some ways it is it is doing disservice or district flec to those men thought to have the remains left here there are records zoom on the first remains being left here as far back as as 1990 i shortly after the memorial is dedicated uh the most recent set the other remained was not just a few weeks clitoris as officials are trying to determine what to do with their remains and that have been laughed with child development experts and children's advocates are calling on facebook holdup log on its new messaging app aimed at kids a group letters been sent at facebook ceo mark zuckerberg asking him to stop the messaging abc which was launched in december critics say that children's thirteen and under aren't ready to have social media accounts much less navigate their way through online relationships there are also concerns that having kids chatting.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Different explanations about what could be going on one is that this is part of a general shift in strategy by the militants to target cobble to get international attention and to undermine confidence in the government you heard that clip earlier from one kabul resident others see it as a response by the militants to the fact that government forces are actually making some progress in some areas at pushing back the insurgents for example in in helmand but the head of the afghan intelligence agency the nds yesterday blamed pakistan saying that increased american and international pressure on pakistan over its alleged support for militants in its 'provision of safe havens two militants who were attacking afghanistan had led to these attacks because they believe that pakistan was encouraging these attacks is a way of a fighting back against his pressure should say that pakistan has always denied all of these claims and when i asked the head of the afghan intelligence agency with a huge dias king president trump to take further action against pakistan he rather avoided the question okay so why why com the government do more to prevent attacks sightless security officials say that they're doing what they can in a very challenging situation and they say that they do manage to stop numerous attacks but as we heard a just earlier on public anger is rising is very common to hear people in kabul say that the politicians don't really care about ordinary people that that the families of politicians live abroad so they're not affected by the violence one possible reason about why things have been getting so so much worse is that the government is in the midst of a political crisis with a big argument going on between the president and a powerful governing in the north through the president has been trying to sack and he's been refusing to resign and some analysts say that this is rather paralysed of the government apparatus security in kabul is very visible you see lots of checkpoints you see police and army on the streets but at the.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Different explanations about what could be going on one is that this is part of a general shift in strategy by the militants to target cobble to get international attention and to undermine confidence in the government you heard that clip earlier from one kabul resident others see it as a response by the militants to the fact that government forces are actually making some progress in some areas at pushing back the insurgents for example in in helmand but the head of the afghan intelligence agency the nds yesterday blamed pakistan saying that increased american and international pressure on pakistan over its alleged support for militants in its 'provision of safe havens two militants who were attacking afghanistan had led to these attacks because they believe that pakistan was encouraging these attacks is a way of a fighting back against his pressure should say that pakistan has always denied all of these claims and when i asked the head of the afghan intelligence agency with a huge dias king president trump to take further action against pakistan he rather avoided the question okay so why why com the government do more to prevent attacks sightless security officials say that they're doing what they can in a very challenging situation and they say that they do manage to stop numerous attacks but as we heard a just earlier on public anger is rising is very common to hear people in kabul say that the politicians don't really care about ordinary people that that the families of politicians live abroad so they're not affected by the violence one possible reason about why things have been getting so so much worse is that the government is in the midst of a political crisis with a big argument going on between the president and a powerful governing in the north through the president has been trying to sack and he's been refusing to resign and some analysts say that this is rather paralysed of the government apparatus security in kabul is very visible you see lots of checkpoints you see police and army on the streets but at the.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"A new tactic waffles the agree worrying sign ambulances are now being used in this conflict in the area is located in the heart of kabul not very far from the office of the police chief for kabul from the counterterrorism baticredit in from key sections of the afghan intelligence service i think this is why people are quite frustrated and angry that why this sort of an attack can take place inside the more secure locations when the government cannot protect itself how can it provide security for at least seven million people in kabul simpson any evidence tonight of additional checkpoints additional security in the city we see a lot of visible security from time to time we also see a operations we understand at western intelligence agencies and western forces also helping afghans whether it's through drone strikes our intelligence capabilities but one thing that's really julian worrying counterterrorism officials in afghanistan is a strike cap energy of these various groups which has been described to me over the last year or so uh at least forty five minutes for the taliban as well as well as the islamic state in kabul which was not the case in in the past but you also have the issue of sleeper cells in you also off the issue of these attackers the roaming in the city i mean you really have to ask the question if you're an ordinary afghan where a safe end this culture of impunity just simply continues in afghanistan were officials do not resign when they failed to do their job or they're not being held responsible when they are responsible for the protection insecurity of the citizens of afghanistan journalist below sawari in kabul the las vegas casino owner steve wynn has resigned his post to finance chair of the republican national committee following allegations that he sexually harassed dozens of women who worked for him mr wynn republican party junior and friend of donald trump has denied the allegations i found up more from our washington correspondent david willis.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"A new tactic waffles the agree worrying sign ambulances are now being used in this conflict in the area is located in the heart of kabul not very far from the office of the police chief for kabul from the counterterrorism baticredit in from key sections of the afghan intelligence service i think this is why people are quite frustrated and angry that why this sort of an attack can take place inside the more secure locations when the government cannot protect itself how can it provide security for at least seven million people in kabul simpson any evidence tonight of additional checkpoints additional security in the city we see a lot of visible security from time to time we also see a operations we understand at western intelligence agencies and western forces also helping afghans whether it's through drone strikes our intelligence capabilities but one thing that's really julian worrying counterterrorism officials in afghanistan is a strike cap energy of these various groups which has been described to me over the last year or so uh at least forty five minutes for the taliban as well as well as the islamic state in kabul which was not the case in in the past but you also have the issue of sleeper cells in you also off the issue of these attackers the roaming in the city i mean you really have to ask the question if you're an ordinary afghan where a safe end this culture of impunity just simply continues in afghanistan were officials do not resign when they failed to do their job or they're not being held responsible when they are responsible for the protection insecurity of the citizens of afghanistan journalist below sawari in kabul the las vegas casino owner steve wynn has resigned his post to finance chair of the republican national committee following allegations that he sexually harassed dozens of women who worked for him mr wynn republican party junior and friend of donald trump has denied the allegations i found up more from our washington correspondent david willis.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"At first i heard some gunfire and then after fifteen minutes a worker from the intercontinental hotel approached and said that suicide attackers had entered the hotel zia shah rare afi bbc pashtu services in kabul and asked him what the situation was the real hours after the thought of the attack it still going on the afghan security forces have been deployed to the area they say that two gunmen have been killed two others are resisting incite the hotel they have claire the first and second floors but the third fourth and fifth floors are cell not claire yet and the operation declared these stores are going gone two attackers are still resisting and they are also set to have taken hostages the kitchen of the hotel is burning pictures are showing the slain south of the test floor which is the kitchen the hotel is a very secure hotel at a very secure area and questions will be asked about how heavily armed gunmen managed to entered the hotel and the open fire to worth the guests the hotel was also attacked many years ago when twenty one people were killed on the taliban had taken responsibility then for the current attack no group has taken responsibility so far because as i understand it the intercontinental if you're an important person and you'll visiting kabul this is the place where you're going to be stay it is quite a very highprofile hotel and we've been told that foreign citizens are possibly among the guests as well but we go no more about their fate yeah it it's a very important hotel and a lot of highprofile important guests are usually inside the hotel how is it possible that these attackers got through the security cordon this will be a question that afghan security.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"At first i heard some gunfire and then after fifteen minutes a worker from the intercontinental hotel approached and said that suicide attackers had entered the hotel zia shah rare afi bbc pashtu services in kabul and asked him what the situation was the real hours after the thought of the attack it still going on the afghan security forces have been deployed to the area they say that two gunmen have been killed two others are resisting incite the hotel they have claire the first and second floors but the third fourth and fifth floors are cell not claire yet and the operation declared these stores are going gone two attackers are still resisting and they are also set to have taken hostages the kitchen of the hotel is burning pictures are showing the slain south of the test floor which is the kitchen the hotel is a very secure hotel at a very secure area and questions will be asked about how heavily armed gunmen managed to entered the hotel and the open fire to worth the guests the hotel was also attacked many years ago when twenty one people were killed on the taliban had taken responsibility then for the current attack no group has taken responsibility so far because as i understand it the intercontinental if you're an important person and you'll visiting kabul this is the place where you're going to be stay it is quite a very highprofile hotel and we've been told that foreign citizens are possibly among the guests as well but we go no more about their fate yeah it it's a very important hotel and a lot of highprofile important guests are usually inside the hotel how is it possible that these attackers got through the security cordon this will be a question that afghan security.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on sunday the 21st of january i'm alex ritz in with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up at the time of recording this podcast officials say at least four gunmen have launched an attack on kabul's intercontinental hotel in afghanistan at first i heard some gunfire and then after fifteen minutes a worker from the intercontinental hotel approached and said that suicide attackers had entered the hotel turkey has started bombing kurdish positions in northern syria we will wipe off these messy terrorists trying to invade our country step by step as far as the iraqi border several children are among fifteen syrians found frozen to death as they crossed mountains into lebanon trying to flee conflict the international olympic committee approves plans for north and south korea to field a joint women's ice hockey team i am sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world and they suspected head of one of asia's biggest wildlife smuggling networks is arrested in thailand but first we begin this edition of the global news podcast in the afghan capital kabul where gunman have attacked the intercontinental hotel afghan security forces say there are at least four attackers two of them are said to have been killed hostages had been taken under fire has broken out in a part of the hotel the security forces were able to clear several flaws but it appears the battle isn't over yet abdel ghaffar was near the scene of the attack.

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"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc complete range of programmes bbcworldservicecom forward slash forecasts welcome to the latest global news recorded at thirty gmt on monday the 31st of july i'm oliver kahn waved the selection of highlights of across the bbc world service coming up the iraqi embassy in kabul has come under attack we can her sporadic firing c every now and then an explosion like this the afghan authorities say the attackers are now dead we report from kabul there's been international condemnation of the vote to elect new assembly in venezuela though president maduro has hailed it as a success good morning venezuela we have a constituent assembly eight million people voted admits threats there are states in this country where voters had to face the bullets of paramilitaries and crossed rivers to vote also in this podcast we report from sicily where angry locals who forced migrants to stop using an abundant hotel for shelter we had concerns about growing links between young rightwing extremists in sweden and separatist militants in ukraine the poetry of an irish soldier who died during the battle of passion dale hundred years ago when i was young ahead to can list life should cheat me of my share of what is great aquino urged soldier soldiers hot grayton poet soft grayton oppose name a little grave without night the renowned french film star joao miro has died aged eighty nine will it back at her lustrous career and we meet the albino tanzanians who using music to challenge prejudice hatred and violence.

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"kabul" Discussed on The Global Politico

The Global Politico

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on The Global Politico

"Um there was a resurgence um because they weren't eliminated and what we've seen over the last couple of years uh is uh we've seen that resurgence that was predicted an anticipated actually materialize uh i think the erosion of the security situation uh has been somewhat faster even than was expected now that doesn't mean that the taliban is about to march into kabul they haven't been able to their gains have been largely in rural areas and they haven't been able to take and hold provincial capitals much less get despite these these sort of a sudden these one off attacks in kabul they haven't been able to threaten kabul in a in a sense of taking over kabul um so they're not on the verge of victory but the security situation has been deteriorating and i would expect that even if there is a modest increase in american troops it will probably continue to deteriorate do you what is the role of long talked about the role of pakistan and supporting the insurgency end uh various groups that the united states has labelled as terrorist groups air vase still doing that and be what about russia i've heard increasing reports that that they have been involved in some way uh in uh communicating with the taleban and possibly giving them information on russia in the russians themselves civic knowledged publicly um contacts with the taliban they claim that those contacts are related to the issue of the islamic state presence in afghanistan they've publicly denied that they have provided material support to the taliban.

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"kabul" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"The situation is deteriorating day by day those were the words of one of afghanistan's lawmakers after a huge truck bomb devastated part of kabul today it killed at least ninety people and wounded four hundred more chief foreign affairs correspondent margaret warner has our report a pall of black smoke sirens wailing chaos in the streets a gigantic suicide bomb had detonated in the highly secured heart of the afghan capital the tremendous force of the blast gouged out a 15footer crater and blew out windows as far as half a mile away and was auto plus this the explosion took place the minute we sat down after the exclusion hurry downstairs and so all the things damaged buildings were badly destroyed special correspondent jennifer glass in kabul who spoke to us via skype said the bombing came as a jolt he's here in the last couple of weeks almost eerily quiet the weather's beautiful people have been going out for picnics the scale of this attached it is really unprecedented in the worst relief since two thousand one and that is such a terrible terrible shock to people's the bomb hidden in a septic tank cleaning truck rocked the diplomatic quarter at the height of the morning rushhour despite its fortified blast wall germany's embassy suffered extensive damage the bomb site was also close to the afghan presidential palace and defence ministry the us embassy us about a mile away yet eleven american contractors were hurt scores of the wounded were rushed to nearby hospitals where some told of surviving the blasts everything was destroyed in my location i don't know what happened there were lots of workers a lot of people were murdered all the people were on the street were killed in nuremberg german chancellor angela merkel condemned the attack.

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"kabul" Discussed on Le Show

Le Show

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"kabul" Discussed on Le Show

"He wants tens of thousands of his followers to be given land the government says no to that many afghans argue banking on heck much are to influence the taliban was unrealistic to start with given their increasing success on the battlefield see sandra and their denunciation of him as a criminal and traitor to islam when the peace card was announced in some regions his forces have joined with the taliban and others they've been competitors he remains popular in certain provinces but it's difficult imagining being welcome back to the capitol he wants powdered with rockets well aware of this his advisors in kabul had been working to rebrand him as a thoughtful religious scholar and man of letters one spokesperson adviser describes him as a man of wisdom and knowledge who spent his time reading and writing but he remains lodged in the public majet nation is the ruthless butcher of kabul corny of the post and facing international criticism for military corruption and domestic anger over a deadly insurgent attack on a military hospital in kabul afghan defence officials announced this week mo almost fourteen hundred army personnel including several generals have been fired in connection with corruption charges and just fast past year the officials said majorgeneral mohammad moeen thick here the former commander of an afghan army corps in the volatile south was arrested recently on charges of embezzlement and abuse of authority more than three hundred people have been prosecuted military officers and civilian administrators alike.

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