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    Candlelight vigil held for slain soldiers in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A large number of people took part a candlelight vigil organised by civil society activists in northern Balkh province to pay homage to the slain Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers killed in Ghaziabad district of eastern Nangarhar province. 



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    Hundreds get access to safe drinking water

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A safe drinking water scheme, benefiting more than one thousand families, has been completed in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Mines sector can generate a million jobs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former minister of mines and petroleum Ibrahim Adil has said the mining sector of Afghanistan has greater potential that can generate one million jobs for the Afghan youth.



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    Displaced families need assistance

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 2,000 families displaced by heavy fighting between the Afghan security forces and militants in the Qaisar district of Faryab province need food, medicine and shelter, an official said on Monday.



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    1,000 disabled get vocational training

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 1,000 people with disabilities in northern Kunduz province received vocational training, with 350 already having jobs, officials said on Sunday.



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    Coalition for Afghan Democracy launched in US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Ahead of the presidential elections, a group of leading foreign policy experts and women's rights advocates has come together to form the Coalition for Afghan Democracy.



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    No end to illegal abortions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Desperate families are resorting to abortion in unsafe conditions and abandoning newborns, particularly female infants, in hospitals.



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    Activists join ‘One Billion Rising’ drive

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women’s rights activists staged a rally in Kabul on Thursday in connection with the “One Billion Rising,” a global campaign to end violence against women and promote gender equality.



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    Snow-clearing campaign begins in Takhar

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall and chilly weather has halted routine activity, causing residents serious problems in northern Takhar province. Local authorities were prompted to bring together volunteers for a snow-clearing operation in the city.



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    A million sign plea against anti-women law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a million people around the globe have signed a petition, urging President Hamid Karzai to reject a proposed law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, child abuse, forced marriage and marital rape.