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Voice of America

Afghans Brave Violence to Vote for President

This is only the second opportunity Afghans have had to directly elect a president since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Mixed Turnout, Violence Seen On Afghan Election Day, As Vote Count Begins

Polls have closed across Afghanistan, after millions cast votes to choose a president and members of provincial councils. Despite a government ban media covering violence, reports say the Taliban tried to make good on its vows to disrupt the voting. Early indications are that turnout was mixed, possibly denying the heavy favorite, incumbent President Hamid Karzai, a first-round victory.

Radio & TV Martí

Gorki dice que le gustaría tocar en el concierto que Juanes hará en Cuba

(Radio Martí) - El diario español El País informó este jueves que la participación del rockero cubano Gorki en el recital de Juanes está en duda, aunque el cantante colombiano ha dicho que lo invitaría a tocar con él en La Habana el 20 de septiembre.

Radio Free Asia

Remembering Robert Novak

Conservative columnist Robert Novak passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 78. RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland tells the story of a dangerous road trip with the famous commentator at the outset of the war in Cambodia in 1970.