Young girls in Afghanistan are often denied an education and many schools were shut down by the Taliban. In the mountainous region of Bamiyan, 18-year-old Freshta has set up a school for local children.
At two least gunmen have been killed while attempting to lay siege to an intelligence facility in the Afghan capital. A day before, scores of students were killed in an attack described by rights groups as a war crime.
As battle between government troops and Taliban militants rages in the eastern city of Ghazni, Afghans criticize President Ashraf Ghani's administration for having failed to protect the city and its residents.
Militants have raided an education department building in eastern Afghanistan, trapping workers inside. It's the third major attack in less than two weeks in the increasingly volatile region on the border with Pakistan.
A bleak future combined with barriers to work and education is a recipe for disaster for refugees in Indonesia. But some enterprising souls have found ways out of the doldrums. Gemima Harvey reports from Jakarta.
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