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    Top officials rescued from Taliban ambush

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Authorities in the northeastern Badakhshan province announced an end to Taliban’s siege of top officials with the killing of three militants on Monday evening.



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    Khalili seeks legal action over fake tape

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Vice President Karim Khalili on Monday urged judicial organs to take action over the fake audiotape attributed to him by supporters of a presidential runner.



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    Unity govt not America's idea: Cunningham

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Ambassador to Afghanistan James B Cunningham on Monday dismissed the impression that Washington had imposed the idea of a national unity government on the two presidential candidates.



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    Fasting for 35 years, elderly Afghan urges patience

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): “It is an egregious shame for Afghans that US Secretary of State John Kerry comes from America and reconciles our leaders,” remarks an elderly resident of western Farah province.



    Governance

    Vote-invalidating software developed: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced the vote invalidation process would be launched this week and software being used for the purpose had been developed.



    Governance

    Baghlan University gets mobile classrooms

    PUL-E-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Nine new mobile classroom tents were handed over to the Department of Higher Education in northern Baghlan province on Monday by the German government.



    Governance

    National Unity Front demands interim govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Unity Front, opposing foreign military bases in Afghanistan, on Monday slammed efforts for forming a government of national as a conspiracy to install a weak administration.



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    ISAF-related civilian casualties down by 77pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday renewed its commitment to protecting the people and working side by side with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) to reduce civilian casualties in combined operations.



    Governance

    Recount of provincial votes from Wednesday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday said lack of cooperation from the main electoral body was the key factor behind a delay in announcing provincial council results.



    Governance

    No justice for civilians killed by NATO: AI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A New York-based human rights watchdog on Monday said the families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces had been left without justice.