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    Shah Rukh Khan gifts bike to Afghan American

    WASHINGTON (PAN): For Najira, an Afghan American and her husband Jimmy Sunday night would remain etched on their memory as a memorable time in their life.



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    Afghan police trainees disappear in Washington

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan police officials, who were trained by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have disappeared in Washington, an American news channel reported.



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    MCN claims progress in drug fight

    KABUL (PAN): The cultivation, trafficking and use of illicit drugs remain critical challenges for Afghanistan, with negative social, economic, security and political effects, the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics (MCN) said on Saturday.



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    Special BBC radio programme for Afghans

    KABUL (PAN):  As Afghanistan moves closer to NATO's 2014 withdrawal deadline, the BBC’s service for Afghanistan in Pashto and Dari is mounting a special week of programming in collaboration with local partner radio stations, engaging Afghans in a conversation about their country’s future.



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    Foreign Minister Rassoul to hold talks with Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, along with a high-level delegation, would be visiting Islamabad on Friday on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.



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    Canadian embassy denies visa to Afghan opposition leaders

    KABUL (PAN): The Canadian embassy in Kabul refused visa to two Afghan politicians and they were asked to apply at their mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.



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    Embrace peace during Ramadan:UNAMA

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged all parties to respect the sanctity of the Ramadan month and allow Afghan families worship in peace.



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    Balloting for haj pilgrims starts in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (PAN): The Haj and Islamic Affairs department in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday launched a ballot process to select intending pilgrims who would be sent to Saudi Arabia over the next three years.



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    Women’s shelters vital: UNAMA

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations said on Wednesday that women’ shelters in Afghanistan were vital as they provided safe homes for those in distress and called on the authorities to protect women from violence.



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    Afghanistan elected vice president of UN assembly

    WASHINGTON (PAN): For the third time in five years, Afghanistan has been elected as the vice president for the upcoming United Nations (UN) General Assembly, reflecting the growing recognition of the country at international level.