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    50 US helicopters damaged by hailstorm

    KABUL (PAN): A fierce hailstorm damaged dozens of US and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military helicopters in southern Afghanistan this week.



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    Kapisa lightning kills girl, injures 11

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A young girl was killed and 11 members of her family were wounded when lightning struck their home in central Kapisa province, an official said.



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    45 dead in Kandahar bus-tanker collision

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-five people were killed and several others wounded in a road crash on the Kandahar-Helmand highway on Friday morning, officials said.



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    Death toll from Balkh flooding rises to 20

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The death toll from floods in northern Balkh province has climbed to 20, with nearly 2,000 households affected in the provincial capital, Mazar-i-Sharif, and three nearby towns, officials said on Thursday.



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    Quake toll: 16 dead, over 100 injured

    JALALABAD (PAN): At least 16 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded as a moderate earthquake jolted a number of Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, on Wednesday afternoon.



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    15 dead as floods wreak havoc in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): At least 15 people were killed and hundreds of homes and livestock swept away by flash floods in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, and three nearby districts, officials said on Wednesday.



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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.