I spent the night outside the Donner Pass town of Truckee. After 12 days on the California coast, it was surprising to see there was still plenty of snow in late June. I took the sharp right north on I-80 into Nevada—past Reno, Fernley, and landed in God-forsaken Winnemucca, where I stayed in one of the hemisphere’s ugliest RV parks. After dinner at possibly the greasiest Mexican restaurant ever, I walked through downtown, which had the saddest little strip of casinos in the (...)
AFGHANISTAN: Khalil, “The Taliban saw me coming”
Wednesday 21 December 2011
|KANDAHAR 12 December 2011 (IRIN) - Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar has long seen violence between insurgents and government or international forces, and a growing number of children have become victims. Khalil - from the province’s Zhari District, who goes by only one name and says he is “about 15” - told IRIN of a bomb blast in which he lost his leg.|
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