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    Five tonnes of expired food, medicine torched

    ZARANJ (PAN): Sub-standard and expired food and medicine weighing five tonnes were torched in the southwestern province of Nimroz on Monday, officials said.



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    UNICEF support flood-affected children

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations Children's Fund has been distributing basic emergency assistance in the provinces badly hit by recent floods, ensuring that the urgent needs of children are met.



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    Floods affect eight districts in Ghazni

    GHAZN CITY (PAN): Flash floods destroyed hundreds of acres of farmlands and washed away heaps of wheat crops in eight districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.



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    Breastfeeding reduces child mortality rate: Dalil

    KABUL/BADAKHSHAN (PAN): Acting Public Health Minister, Dr Suraya Dalil, emphasising the importance of breastfeeding as a way of improving the health of infants and young children, on Sunday said the nutrition could help reduce child mortality rate by 19 percent.



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    Kabul residents protest against foreign troops

    (Update 1) KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of men and women protested against foreign troops on Sunday in Kabul and demanded their withdrawal from Afghanistan.



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    Kabuls bracelet sellers tough it out on the streets

    KABUL (PAN): Rangina sits everyday from dawn to dusk along a road in Kabuls Kot-i-Sangi square, selling bracelets. The sun has darkened her skin, making her look older than her years, but she is slim and her uncovered, large black eyes attract attention much of it unwanted.



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    Prisoners with incurable disease left to die in Pul-i-Charkhi

    KABUL (PAN): There are two dozen inmates at the Pul-i- Charkhi prison in Kabul with chronic illnesses or disorders. Under Afghanistans penal law, they should be treated in hospital or released.



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    Kabuls bracelet sellers tough it out on the streets

    KABUL (PAN): Rangina sits everyday from dawn to dusk along a road in Kabuls Kot-i-Sangi square, selling bracelets. The sun has darkened her skin, making her look older than her years, but she is slim and her uncovered, large black eyes attract attention much of it unwanted.



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    Hundreds of homes, farmland submerged in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Nearly one thousand of acres of farmland and 100 houses were destroyed in flash floods, triggered by incessant rains, in southeastern Paktia province, an official said.



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    Floods kill 2 in Nuristan

    JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and five others wounded in flash floods in eastern Nuristan province, while aid for flood victims in Nangarhar province finally started to trickle in, officials said on Saturday.