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Early Afghan Vote Count Gives Ex-Finance Minister The Lead

The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.
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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.
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In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly

One of the few piano teachers in Pakistan's capital is determined to keep his art alive. To avoid being victimized by hard-line Islamists, he teaches on digital keyboards with the volume dialed down.
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Last-Minute Audits Build Little Confidence In Afghan Elections

The election impasse continues in Afghanistan. Preliminary results are due on Monday, following an audit of ballots, but Abdullah Abdullah, who is trailing his rival, says he won't accept the results.
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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.
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Journalist Reflects On Karzai's Legacy After Rare Access To Afghan Leader

Renee Montagne talks to Afghan journalist Mujib Mashal about his recent profile of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in The Atlantic magazine.
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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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U.N. Official Calls For Calm In Afghanistan After Claims Of Election Fraud

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claims last weekend's runoff vote was rigged in his opponent's favor. He says he won't recognize the results, which won't be known for a month.
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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.
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1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.

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