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Afghanistan Flooding: Dozens Dead, Hundreds Of Homes Destroyed

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Afghanistan Flooding: Dozens Dead, Hundreds Of Homes Destroyed

In Afghanistan, at least 70 persons have been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed as seasonal rains cause worst flooding in Parwan province.

Officials on Wednesday said the floods had killed at least 78 persons and injured scores of others in Charikar, home to nearly 200,000 residents and the capital of Parwan Province.

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Spokeswoman for Parwan province Wahida Shahkar, according to Al Jazeera news agency, said the number of casualties may rise as rescue teams work to locate people buried under destroyed houses.

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A statement by the Ministry of Disaster Management stated that many children were among the dead in Charikar, which was hit by heavy rains.

Police and rescue teams have been deployed amid the worst disaster to have hit Parwan.

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Summer often brings heavy rainfall in northern and eastern Afghanistan, leading to floods that leave hundreds dead every year.

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

Protesters in Belarus are still angry in their sixth week of mass protests demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko.

The president has announced, in retaliation, he is putting troops on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Poland and Lithuania.  He also said the Belarusian border with Ukraine would be strengthened.

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Lukashenko insists the six weeks of protests are driven by the west. He faces increasing criticism from the united states and the European Union.

Demonstrations began after the disputed august presidential election official results gave the authoritarian leader a sixth term in office–results opponents say were manipulated.

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Bolivian Interim President Anez Withdraws From Election Race

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Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has withdrawn from next month’s presidential election, saying she’s withdrawing in the interest of the party.

Anez, a former conservative senator, took office during the power vacuum that followed former president Morales’s departure after allegations of irregularities in last year’s election.  Those allegations fueled violent protests, and army pressure forced the country’s first indigenous president into exile in Mexico.

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Anez says if she does not step down, Morales would possibly return to power.

She declined to name the candidate for whom she will vote.

Next month’s election is the delayed rerun of last year’s ballot.  Anez’s candidacy had sparked controversy after she initially ruled herself out and pledged to guide the country to transparent new elections.

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By pulling out of the race, analysts say Anez could increase chances that the election will be pushed to a second round by consolidating the anti-Arce vote.

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To avoid a second round, the election winner requires at least 40 percent of valid votes in the first round and a 10-point advantage over the closest competitor.

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