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    IEC vows to speed up auditing ballots

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As representatives of the candidates and observers complained of a slow-paced vote audit, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) pledged on Monday speeding up the process.



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    Pakistan not going after Haqqani network: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday accused the Pakistan Army of targeting only local fighters in the ongoing operation in North Waziristan tribal region, an official said.



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    Bill on privileges for lawmakers illegal: Lawyers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The lawyers' association on Monday urged the National Assembly to throw out a bill allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure.



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    Country headed in right direction: Abdullah

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Presidential hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said Afghanistan was heading in the right direction and no one would be allowed to create any crisis.



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    Dobbins briefs Karzai on ballot recount

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The special US representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday met President Hamid Karzai and discussed issues pertaining to recount and audit of presidential vote, a statement from the presidential said.



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    Nimroz bomb blast kills 3 civilians

     

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three civilians including a woman and a child were killed and three others injured as in a bomb explosion in southern Nimroz province on Sunday.



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    435 ballot boxes audited in 3 days: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Sunday that 435 ballot boxes had been audited over the past three days in the presence of representatives of both presidential candidates and national and international observers.



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    Unity govt idea triggers protest in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok) Tribal councils and the Afghan National Movement (ANM) on Sunday demanded formation of a national unity government with the representation of all parties to ensure stability in the country.



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    Senators voice concern at escalating violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga (upper house) members on Sunday expressed grave concern over growing incidents of violence in the country, calling upon the security forces to do their best to ensure peace.



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    Vote audit resumes after hours of suspension

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit resumed after suspension for a few hours due to misunderstandings between representatives of the two candidates, an official said on Sunday.