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    Policeman dead, 2 injured in roadside blast

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): One public order policeman was killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province on Friday.



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    Several recruited to MoFA without test

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,300 candidates have appeared in a test for 50 different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul, where a number of people were appointed in the not-so-distant past without any exams, officials said on Friday.



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    China seen as pursuing stability in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): While trying to counter the negative political influence in Xinjiang province, China is pursuing peace and development in Afghanistan, analysts say.



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    US slaps sanctions on Taliban financing network

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A Pakistan-based Taliban commander, along with four leaders of a Balochistan hawala network, has been designated as global terrorists by the US because of their terrorist activities inside Afghanistan.



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    Pentagon violates law in prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon violated federal law by not providing necessary notifications to relevant Congressional committees about the exchange of five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, an official report said.



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    Kabul blasts UNAMA stand on NYT reporter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Afghanistan expressed its regret on Thursday over UNAMA’s stand calling Matthew Rosenberg’s negative act as a journalistic practice.



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    New president should take office in 15 days: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai announced on Thursday the deadline for inaugurating new president would not be extended for more than 15 days at any cost.



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    Decision on NYT reporter unjustified: US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Regretting the Afghan government's decision regarding the expulsion of New York Times (NYT) reporter, the US ambassador on Thursday slammed the action as “unjustified and based on unfounded allegations”.



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    ANA to get 212 more armored vehicles

     KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Thursday that the US had assured of handing over 212 more armored vehicles by the year end to the Afghan National Army (ANA).



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    1,900 tables of audited votes finalised: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday that at least 1,900 tables of audited votes had been finalised so far.