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    Noor returns home from foreign trip

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, returned home from a foreign trip on Saturday, an official said.



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    25pc of ballots audited, says IEC spokesman

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said more than 5,000 ballot boxes had been audited so far and invalidating the votes would begin this week.



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    Provincial council head survives blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Maidan Wardak’s newly-elected provincial council head escaped unhurt in a magnetic bomb explosion in Kabul on Saturday, an official said.



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    Obama signs bill allowing visas for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authorising an additional 1,000 Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for the Afghan Nationals, the White House said.



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    White House hails deal on national unity govt

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Friday welcomed the agreement on “unity government” between the presidential candidates; Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr Abdullah Abdullah.



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    Child among 7 wounded in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) officials and three civilians including a child were injured during an explosion in the Arzan Qimat locality of Kabul on Saturday, an official and e



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    Ghani, Abdullah sign deal on unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Friday agreed to sort out their differences and set an inauguration date before the end of the current month.



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    Presidential spokesperson scorns NYT claim

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai is not trying to derail the US-brokered agreement between the presidential candidates, his spokeswoman said on Friday.  



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    Ballot invalidation to begin tomorrow: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote invalidation process would get under way on Saturday (tomorrow) in line with the UN-proposed procedure, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Friday.



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    Result delay harming economy, security: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday underlined for the early completion of the ongoing audit of votes cast in the presidential elections.