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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, April 16, 2011: A shop of the women handicraft market built and funded by UNDP and USAID in northern Balk province.
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    Security and Crime

    Policeman who shot US troops killed in Faryab

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Foreign troops on Thursday hunted down and killed a policeman who shot dead two NATO-led soldiers three days ago in northern Faryab province, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Landslide damages 100 houses in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): More than 100 houses have been damaged in a landslide in northern Balkh province, with residents fleeing homes in panic, local officials said on Wednesday.



     

    Accidents & Disasters

    Women among 9 dead in Balkh accident

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): At least nine people, including two women, were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded when a passenger bus overturned on a highway in northern Balkh province on S



    Business & Economics

    Germany to invest $670 million in northern Afghanistan

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Germany will provide $670 million (30.3 billion afghanis) to create job opportunities for three million people living in the northern provinces, a German official said.



    Health

    Traditional practices shadow modern medicine

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Zabiullah’s grandmother placed his younger brother in a blanket, then he watched as the elderly woman and another woman started shaking the blanket until the boy spun ar



    Culture

    Business booms for locals in Mazar during Nawroz

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): There is a proverb: “People make money at the Sakhi Shrine during Nawroz and eat it for the whole year.”



    Culture

    Janda Bala, flag raising, marked in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The traditional Janda Bala, flag-raising, took place in northern Balkh province on Monday, a ceremony that traditionally marks the start of the new Afghan year.