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    CIA’s torture of detainees called brutal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Senate on Tuesday accused the CIA of using brutal but ineffective techniques in interrogating detainees during the Bush administration.



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    Ghaki Pass reopens after a decade of closure

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Ghaki Pass, connects Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur with eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, has been reopened after remaining closed for a decade.



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    Plight of disabled to be alleviated: Gardiwal

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A two-day seminar kicked off in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday to discuss measures to resolve the problems being faced by the special people.



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    Protestors ask Ghor governor to stand down

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of western Ghor province on Tuesday staged a protest against local officials, asking the governor and police chief to resign their duties.



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    Heavy snowfall blocks Badakhshan roads

     FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight districts of northeastern Badakhshan province have been cut off from the capital Faizabad after heavy snowfall blocked roads, an official said on Monday.



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    Behsud residents rally against court verdict

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday protested against a verdict of the Jalalabad-based court.



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    Locals seek jobs on fuel project

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Sunday accused the authorities of failing to keep its promises of employing locals on the Amu River fuel extraction project.



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    ERC prepared for winter relief

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Emergency Response Committee (ERC) on Wednesday said it was fully prepared to deal with possible disasters in the winter, but some lawmakers expressed their reservations.



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    2 Farah roads reopen after years of closure

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Following hectic efforts by provincial council members, two roads, which were blocked for years, had been reopened for pedestrians and vehicles in Farah City.



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    Kohi Safi schools without buildings

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The residents of central Parwan province on Sunday complained the province was neglected in terms of development projects and the road to Koh Safi district was in dilapidated condition.