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    Independence Day tomorrow

    KABUL (PAN): Afghans are celebrating 91st year of freedom tomorrow, with the country still struggling to recover from centuries of wars.



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    Floods kill 7 in eastern Afghanistan

    ASADABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): As many as seven people, including children, have been killed as a result of flashfloods in the east of the country, locals and officials said on Saturday.



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    Pak Independence Day celebrated

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan's 64th Independence Day was celebrated in a simple and graceful manner at its embassy in Kabul on Saturday. The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the national anthem and flag-hoisting by Charge d'Affaires Mansoor Ahmad Khan.



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    Eight dead in Nangarhar floods

    JALALABAD (PAN): Eight people, including women and children, were killed in flash floods in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday.



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    Analysts criticise Amnesty's call to prosecute Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): Amnesty International's demand that the Taliban and other insurgents be tried for war crimes is one-sided and impractical, analysts here said on Thursday.



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    Obama greets Muslims on advent of Ramadan

    KABUL (PAN): US President Barrack Obama extended his best wishes to the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world on Thursday when they welcomed the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.



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    UAE provides food for flood victims

    KABUL (PAN): The United Arab Emirates on Thursday provided the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) with 30 tonnes of edibles for distribution to flood victims, an official said.



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    Scores of houses destroyed in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly 70 residential houses have been destroyed in northern Badakhshan province by an overflowing Amu River, officials said on Thursday.



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    50,000 Afghans to perform Haj this year

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 3,440 people from 18 districts of central Kabul province would perform Haj this year, an official said on Tuesday.



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    $55m collected from people unlikely to perform Hajj

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs has collected $55 million from 20,000 individuals who have no chance of performing the Islamic ritual, an official said on Tuesday.