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Secret US prison in Afghanistan

The US airbase in Bagram, Afghanistan is the site of a major detention facility. But the Red Cross has confirmed the existence of a second jail where former prisoners say they were abused. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Hilary Anderson.

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Taliban peace plan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience, about Afghanistan's peace council, which today endorsed plans to seek negotiations with the Taliban.

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Secret US unit targets Taliban

One of the explosive charges in the WikiLeaks documents has to do with the existence of an elite military unit charged with assassinating enemies. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Sarah Knuckey, Senior Advisor to the U-N Special Rapporteur.

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Kandahar supply lines

The US military operation in Kandahar is currently focusing on a district to the north, called Arghandab. The town holds the key to controlling roads coming into Kandahar, the area poses a serious challenge to NATO troops. Ben Gilbert reports.

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Flood update

Almost $459 million in initial relief is coming in to help the estimated 20 million victims of damaging floods in Pakistan. But thousands continue to struggle without food or shelter. The BBC's Chris Morris reports from northwest Pakistan.

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Pakistani politician murdered

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Fahad Desmukh in Karachi, Pakistan about the murder of a prominent member of Pakistan's MQM political party. The murder occurred in London, but the ripple effect is being felt in Pakistan's largest city.