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    Governance

    Obama stresses acceptance of audit results

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday called presidential candidates Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr. Abdullah to discuss with them the ongoing count of ballots and the need to accept the results. 



    Social

    Hundreds rally against Israeli aggression

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Afghans on Friday rallied in central Kabul and northern Balkh provinces against deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strips.  



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    Civilian killings an unpardonable act: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday vehemently denounced the killing of civilians in western Ghor province.

    Suspected militants disembarked 18 passengers from two vehicles on the Ghor-Kabul Highway and gunned down 14 of them.



    Culture

    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.



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    Civilian killings against Islam, says Farahi

    KABUL (): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) head on Friday blamed anti-state elements for attacking unarmed civilians, saying such assaults were against the teachings of Islam.



    Governance

    Ballot audit to restart on 3rd day of Eid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday that 180 teams, working in two shifts, would resume the presidential election audit on the third day of Eidul Fitr.



    Sports

    Masood all praise for cricket squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, patron-in-chief of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Friday congratulated the national team on scoring its biggest-ever ODI victory and said it had rewritten history.



    Governance

    No question of coalition govt: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A supporter of presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday asked the Reform and Unanimity team, led by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, to stop insisting on the formation of a coalition government.



    Governance

    Commander among 3 killed in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Militants killed three persons, including police commander, and wounded five others in Grezwan district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Friday.



    Governance

    Pakistan urges Karzai to pardon reporter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has urged President Hamid Karzai to pardon a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for illegal entry and contacting militants.