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US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in March 2011.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have killed at least 500,000 people, according to a new report that breaks down the toll

Brown University's Costs of War report even notes that the number of deaths are low because of the limits documenting death in conflict zones.
People in Colombia’s lower house in Bogota during voting on the transitional justice courts established in the peace agreement with the FARC, November 27, 2017.

33 years ago, rebels allegedly backed by Pablo Escobar stormed Colombia’s Palace of Justice — here’s how the terrifying siege went d...

In the mid-1980s, left-wing guerrillas stormed Colombia's Supreme Court building, taking hundreds of hostages and sparking a bloody siege.
White nationalists participate in a torch-lit march on the grounds of the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.

2 stats show why the US government has struggled to fight the rise of white nationalism and domestic terrorism

A New York Times report describes how the US government has struggled to reckon with threats posed by white nationalist and other far-right movements.
U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015.

35 years ago, the Beirut bombing took the lives of 220 US Marines, the worst single-day loss for the service since World War II’s Iwo Jima

Thirty-five years ago, two suicide bombers killed 241 American and 58 French military personnel, as well as six civilians, in Beirut, Lebanon. The attack marked the largest single-day loss for US servicemen since the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson speaks at Business Insider's IGNITION conference.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slams ‘false’ outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly called the international — and bipartisan — uproar over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's alleged murder by Saudi officials a politically motivated and hypocritical "stunt" by the American "ruling class."
Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate with an ISIS flag after breaking the siege of Amerli by ISIS militants, September 1, 2014.

Trump says ‘ISIS is defeated’ — the Pentagon says not quite

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ISIS has been defeated. He's made similar comments before, but military officials have always been more circumspect, saying that even though the terror group has lost nearly all of its territory it remains a threat.

Malaysia’s abolishing the death penalty – and all inmates on death row could be spared

Offenders of crimes like drug trafficking, firearms possession, murder and terrorism could soon be spared the noose.
Emergency services set up a makeshift medical centre in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.

It has been one year since the Las Vegas shooting rocked the US. Here’s exactly how the nation’s worst modern gun massacre unfolded

A gunman in Las Vegas carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history on October 1 2017. 58 people died, and more than 800 people were injured by Stephen Paddock, whose motive remains a mystery a year later.
A 29-year-old cancer patient was forced to postpone her bucket list trip to New York city after accidentally labelling herself as a terrorist.

A 29-year-old cancer patient accidentally labelled herself as a terrorist right before a bucket list trip to New York City

Mandie Stevenson accidentally answered 'yes' when an online Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) form asked if she was seeking to, or had ever, engaged in terrorist activities or genocide.
One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York City.

I was 12 years old and blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11 — here’s how I saw the world around me change forever

9/11 was the deadliest terror attack on US soil in history and sparked a global war on terror. Author Helaina Hovitz was in school mere blocks from the towers, and has lived with the effects ever since. Seventeen years later, the US still feels the aftermath of that day.