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    Hundreds on hunger strike in Pul-i-Charkhi jail

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of prisoners held at the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi jail east of Kabul have been on hunger strike over the past five days, vowing to continue their strike until their demands are met.



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    Proofs of fraud ignored, claim Khost runners

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some losing provincial council candidates in southeastern Khost province have accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of ignoring findings of the watchdog’s investigations.



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    Winners hail PC results, but losers wail

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The delay in announcement of the final results from the provincial council elections has in no way undermined transparency in the democratic exercise, successful candidates from central Kapisa province said on Wednesday.



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    Losers in Laghman blame IECC for partiality

    MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A number of provincial council candidates in eastern Laghman province have blamed the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) for favoritism, saying some runners had been declared successful as a result of underhand deals.  



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    No contact with Taliban since 2012: US envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Obama administration has established no direct contact with the Afghan Taliban since March 2012 when its last reconciliation initiative fizzled out, a top US diplomat said.



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    Beijing offers to mediate between Kabul, Islamabad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): China on Thursday offered to mediate between bickering South Asian neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan for the sake of stability in the region.



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    China pledges asistance; 4 accords signed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): During his first international trip, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday won concrete aid pledges at talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing.



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    Revised PC polls results replace 47 runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Revised results from the April 5 provincial council polls released on Tuesday by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) declared 47 previously losing candidates as winners.



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    Cameron invites Sharif to summit on Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday invited spoke with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend the Afghanistan Conference to be held in London in the last week of November.



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    Mostly youth make it to Helmand PC

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 10 new faces --- young and educated --- have found their way to the 15-member provincial council of southern Helmand province.