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    Lunar eclipse on Thursday night

    KABUL (PAN): Noted Afghan astrologist Abdullah Kandahari on Wednesday predicted a partial lunar eclipse will take place on Thursday night (April 25).



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    Moderate quake jolts Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A moderate earthquake jolted a number of Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, on Wednesday afternoon. The tremor was also felt as far away as northern Pakistan and the Indian capital of New Delhi.



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    Balkh Kuchi families say deprived of pasture

    KABUL (PAN): Kuchi families in northern Balkh province claim powerful individuals have grabbed their pasture measuring 4,500 acres of land and have been refusing to allow them to graze their sheep on the land over the past more than a decade.



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    Saudi assisting Afghan flood-hit families

    SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Saudi Arabia has started providing relief supplies to thousands of flood-affected families in northern provinces, officials said on Monday.



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    Poisonous gas in water well kills 3 of a family

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three members of a family died after inhaling a poisonous gas and smoke produced by a power generator the family used to fetch water from a well in their home in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



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    Floods kill 7 in Faryab

    MAIMANA (PAN): Flash floods continued to play havoc in northern Faryab province, killing at least seven people, destroying hundreds of homes and sweeping away household animals and crops, officials said on Saturday.



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    58 Afghans missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

    KABUL (PAN): A boat believed to carry 72 Afghan asylum seekers sunk in waters in Indonesia while 14 of them have been rescued by fishermen near Sunda Strait, reports said on Saturday.



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    2 die as floods hit Faryab

    MAIMANA (PAN): Two people died as several houses were swept away by flash floods that also damaged crops in two districts of northern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.



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    Floods, strong winds wreak havoc in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Residents in some districts of southern Helmand province suffered financial losses after flash floods swept away their homes and household items, an official said on Wednesday.