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    Samangan miners risk lives in gold rush

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Teen-aged boys have a distinct advantage over the older miners of Dara-e-Sauf, a coal-rich area in northern Samangan province. Burrowed into the foothills of the Hindu Kush is a vast network of dark, narrow shafts running as deep as 1.7 kilometers.

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    France grants 10m euros for Bamyan, Wardak

    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): The government of France donated 10 million Euros on Monday for agriculture, environment and administrational up-lift projects in central Bamyan and Wardak provinces.

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    Solving telecom sector problems a priority: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said the unity government is giving a priority to addressing problems facing the telecom sector, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.

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    "CASA-1000 to leave positive impacts on security"

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading economy experts have expressed optimism about the electricity transfer agreement CASA-1000 signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday.

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    EU to give Afghanistan 1.4b euros in grant

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) on Friday announced 1.4 billion euros in grant for Afghanistan to help the war-torn country boost development efforts post-2014.

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    Food, fuel prices stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of some daily-use commodities and fuel registered no change during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

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    Oldest dry port being revived in Jawzjan

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The new government plans to revive a defunct dry port once a busy transit trade route between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in northern Jawzjan province, with local officials hoping the revival would help increase oil imports and reduce prices.

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    Despite insecurity, Helmand revenue surges

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The annual revenue of southern Helmand has increased this solar year as compared to the previous years, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Microfinance: USAID guarantees $13.5m in loan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced id="mce_marker"3.5 million in micro-loan guarantees to three Afghan financial institutions to increase access to credit for local small businesses.

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    A gloomy Afghan growth projected

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The World Bank (WB) on Monday projected a dismal 1.5 percent growth rate for Afghanistan for the year 2014, attributing this to the uncertainty over political and security transition in the country.