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Peace for Eid as Afghanistan observes ceasefire

Afghans greet the beginning of Eid with prayers as the Muslim holiday dawned in peace for the first time since the 2001 US-led invasion, after the Taliban agreed to an unprecedented ceasefire.

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Kabul Mughal exhibition: a reminder of the city’s artistic glory

Kabul offers few reminders of Afghanistan’s former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings is seeking to change that.

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Trump Awards Medal of Honor to SEAL Team Leader

President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. (May 24)

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Rare silk Koran helps preserve Afghanistan’s artistic past

One of the only Korans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan — a feat its creators hope will help preserve the country’s centuries-old tradition of calligraphy and illumination.

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BBC holds vigil for slain journalists

Around 100 journalists held a vigil outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London to highlight ongoing attacks against their colleagues following a tragic week in which 10 reporters were killed in Afghanistan.

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Funeral held for AFP Kabul photo chief Shah Marai

AFP’s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, who was killed covering a suicide bombing, is buried near his home village in the Shomali Plain, north of Kabul, in a ceremony attended by heartbroken relatives, friends and colleagues. Marai was a charismatic, courageous journalist who was dedicated to reporting on Afghanistan’s wrenching conflict.

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AP Top Stories April 30 P

Here are the top stories for Monday, April 30th: The Israeli PM says Iran lied about pursuing nuclear weapons; President Trump praises the presentation on Iran; Bombing victim funerals take place in Afghanistan; Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint fall.

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Raw: Deadly Double Suicide Bomb In Afghanistan

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing that killed at least 25 people including eight journalists in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Police say the first bomber was on a motorcycle and the second was on foot. (April 30)

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