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Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured
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Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured

Following a battle that started on Sunday and continued till Monday afternoon, Afghan security forces seized a prison which is holding hundreds of Islamic State militants

Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan
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Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

The gunbattle between Afghan security forces and insurgents in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, was still ongoing on Sunday evening and casualties are likely to rise, official said

All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients
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All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients

The ventilator is easy to carry, runs on battery for 10 hours, and costs roughly $700 to produce, compared with the $20,000 of a traditional ventilator.

Iran denies dropping India from Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, claims 'vested interests behind reports'
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Iran denies dropping India from Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, claims 'vested interests behind reports'

Last week, a report had surfaced claiming that the Hassan Rouhani government in Iran decided to exclude India from the construction project of Chabahar-Zahedan railway

Nidan Singh Sachdeva, Sikh community leader kidnapped in Afghanistan on 22 June, released says MEA
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Nidan Singh Sachdeva, Sikh community leader kidnapped in Afghanistan on 22 June, released says MEA

MEA said "targeting and persecution" of minority community members by terrorists at behest of external supporters remains a grave concern.

India and EU finalise civil nuclear pact, to unveil roadmap for boosting ties during online summit today
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India and EU finalise civil nuclear pact, to unveil roadmap for boosting ties during online summit today

Officials said both sides are also expected to finalise an agreement between Europol and CBI on having a working arrangement to deal with organised crime and terrorism.

India deploys helicopters, 12 drones to spray insecticides and monitor swarms after nine states report sightings of locusts
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India deploys helicopters, 12 drones to spray insecticides and monitor swarms after nine states report sightings of locusts

To combat locust swarms, the government has also placed an order for five new helicopter-mounted spray systems from Britain to install in Indian Air Force helicopters

Suspicions of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan bolstered by data on fund transfers to Taliban-linked accounts
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Suspicions of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan bolstered by data on fund transfers to Taliban-linked accounts

Twenty US service members were killed in combat-related operations in Afghanistan last year, the most since 2014

Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say
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Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say

Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.

Listeners lost, but Radio Afghanistan continues decades-long practice of reading out death notices
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Listeners lost, but Radio Afghanistan continues decades-long practice of reading out death notices

Afghans once tuned into Radio Afghanistan twice a day to hear the reading of death notices, but in an age of social media, the voice of the nation has lost much of its sway.

Rishabh Pant has every shot in the book, is one batsman who is very tough to bowl to, says Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan
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Rishabh Pant has every shot in the book, is one batsman who is very tough to bowl to, says Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan

Young batsman Rishabh Pant has every shot in the book and it's difficult to contain him when he gets going, says star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.

In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic
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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic

Once the ephedra lands in these district centers, often outside areas of Afghan government control, it is milled to a fine powder and sold in bulk quantities at open-air markets that have sprung up with the express purpose of providing supplies to local meth-producers.

Relieved Afghanistan looking forward to Australia Test, says CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai
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Relieved Afghanistan looking forward to Australia Test, says CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai

Relief and excitement are the overwhelming emotions for Afghanistan after Australia confirmed they would host them for a one-off Test in Perth from 21 November, the chief executive of the country’s cricket board has told Reuters.

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility
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Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility

Gunmen opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight worshippers breaking their Ramadan fast and wounding five others

US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks
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US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks

US president Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans

From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan
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From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan

Three militants stormed a hospital in Kabul soon after 10 am on Tuesday, shooting new mothers dead before the newborns in their arms had even seen the light outside the hospital.

14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar
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14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar

The violence could further undermine a peace process in the wake of a deal signed between the United States and the Taliban in February

Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener takes pay cut as Board slashes salaries of national team support staff
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Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener takes pay cut as Board slashes salaries of national team support staff

Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener will have to take a 25 percent pay cut after the country's cricket board decided to slash salaries of the national team's support staff to cope with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.