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1. 08-01 Western troops die in Afghanistan Afghanistan
C. 08-02 Bomb blast hits city of Heart Herat, Western Afghanistan
3. 08-03 NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central' NATO
08-14 Blast kills 3, injures dozens Kabul
5. 08-15 Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200 Afghanistan
G. 08-16 Karzai, rivals debate as elections near Kabul
H. 08-17 Corruption fears over Afghan poll Afghanistan
8. 08-18 Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul Kabul

Pro-Taliban militant offers to help U.S. Corruption fears over Afghan poll  Thousands of voting cards have been offered for sale and thousands of dollars offered in bribes to buy votes Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul  A suicide car bomber has killed 10 people in an attack on a convoy of Western troops. More than 50 people were wounded Poll media blackout urged
  Western troops die in Afghanistan  3 US troops died in roadside bomb blasts in the south of the country, while a French soldier was killed in a gun battle north of Kabul UK troops 'given too many tasks'  Report from MPs: The military mission in Afghanistan has failed to deliver what it promised - as troops are being given too many tasks Bomb blast hits city of Heart   A bomb attack has killed at least 12 people and injured at least 20 more. The attack had targeted a police convoy At least 9 NATO troops killed NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'  NATO will stay in Afghanistan 'for as long as it takes,' Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Danish PM, the military alliance's new leader New NATO chief visits Afghanistan UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role' Militants launch Afghan attacks Troops move to protect before vote Blast kills 3, injures dozens  A massive suicide bombing near the Nato headquarters rocked the capital, killing three people and leaving as many as 90 wounded   Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200  A British soldier has died from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since operations began to 200 Row over Afghan wife-starving law   Karzai, rivals debate as elections near


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  President Karzai, heavily criticized for skipping a candidates' debate, met two of his political rivals in a nationally televised debate
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  Afghanistan has called on domestic and foreign media not to cover any violence on the day of the election in case such reports scare away voters
Aug.19   Kabul Robbers killed in gunbattle at bank   Afghanistan Afghanistan on alert before vote   Afghanistan     Afghans head to the polls  Polls opened, as the war-ravaged nation held its second-ever presidential and provincial council elections. Karzai was the frontrunner Aug.20   Northern Afghanistan Police: Election day attacks averted Aug.21   Kabul Rivals claim success in Afghan vote Aug.22   Kandahar   Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
  Monitors: Making good on a threat of election day violence, the Taliban sliced off the index fingers of at least two people
Aug.23   Kabul Afghan challenger alleges fraud Aug.25   Kandahar   At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
  A massive car bomb explosion in the center of the city has killed at least 30 people. Dozens more were hurt as buildings collapsed in the attack
  Kabul     Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote  Afghan election officials announced that partial election results put incumbent President Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin Aug.26   Kandahar   Red Cross worker among bomb victims  A Red Cross worker was among the 43 people killed in a massive car bombing   Kabul     Karzai maintains lead in vote count  Election officials: Afghan President leads his rivals as votes are counted in the country's presidential election Aug.27   Kabul     US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'
  The US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has held an explosive meeting with Afghan President over the country's election
Aug.28   Afghanistan   U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  An American service member died in a roadside bombing, bringing the number of U.S. military deaths in the country in August to 46 Aug.29   Kabul   Karzai extends poll lead  President Hamid Karzai has extended his lead over his main rival in the presidential election, according to partial official results   Helmand     British PM pays surprise visit  Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking his nation's fighting forces for a job 'well done' Aug.30   Kabul   Voter fraud complaints double in election  Election officials saying they have deemed 567 of them serious enough to affect the outcome of last week's race Aug.31   Afghanistan   US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'  Top US general in Afghanistan Gen Stanley McChrystal has called for a revised military strategy, suggesting the current one is failing   Afghanistan   U.S. military drops controversial contract  A contract that drew fire for creating profiles to rate the output of journalists as well as coverage of the war is being terminated



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South Asia
New NATO chief visits Afghanistan
Karzai, rivals debate as elections near
Poll media blackout urged
Police: Election day attacks averted
Rivals claim success in Afghan vote
Afghan challenger alleges fraud
Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote
Karzai maintains lead in vote count
US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'
New NATO chief visits Afghanistan
Troops move to protect before vote
Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul
Bomb blast hits city of Heart
Blast kills 3, injures dozens
Robbers killed in gunbattle at bank
Police: Election day attacks averted
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Troops move to protect before vote
Karzai, rivals debate as elections near
Poll media blackout urged
Police: Election day attacks averted
Rivals claim success in Afghan vote
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
Afghan challenger alleges fraud
Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote
Bomb blast hits city of Heart
Blast kills 3, injures dozens
Police: Election day attacks averted
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Red Cross worker among bomb victims
Kabul
New NATO chief visits Afghanistan
Karzai, rivals debate as elections near
Poll media blackout urged
Rivals claim success in Afghan vote
Afghan challenger alleges fraud
Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote
US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'
New NATO chief visits Afghanistan
Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul
Blast kills 3, injures dozens
Robbers killed in gunbattle at bank
Karzai, rivals debate as elections near
Poll media blackout urged
Rivals claim success in Afghan vote
Afghan challenger alleges fraud
Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote
Karzai maintains lead in vote count
Blast kills 3, injures dozens
Southern Afghanistan
British PM pays surprise visit
Troops move to protect before vote
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Red Cross worker among bomb victims
Troops move to protect before vote
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Red Cross worker among bomb victims
Europe
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'
NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'
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NATO fears Afghan 'terror Grand Central'
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Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Western Afghanistan
British PM pays surprise visit
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Bomb blast hits city of Heart
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Bomb blast hits city of Heart
United Kingdom
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'
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