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Afghan incumbent President Hamid Karzai holds up his finger, inked purple after casting his election ballot,20 Aug 2009
Sun. 06 Sep 2009 1409 UTC

Fraud Claims Grow as Karzai Nears Victory Threshold

Partial results show him inching toward  simple majority of votes needed to avoid a run-off

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U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal (r) commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan and German Colonel Georg Klein at site of bombing near Kunduz, 05 Sep 2009

Germany Calls for Swift Probe of Afghan Air Strike

Newspaper report says strike ordered by German commander was in violation of NATO rules aimed at reducing civilian casualties

Khaled Meshaal, head of Hamas Politburo in Damascus, talks with the press following his meeting in Cairo with Amr Moussa, Secretary general of the Arab League

Hamas Leader says Israeli Settlement Proposal "Dangerous"

Khalid Mashaal warns against Israeli proposal to temporarily halt construction in exchange for normal relations with Arab countries

A view of a construction site of a new housing development in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, 06 Sep 2009

Israeli Cabinet Rejects Full Settlement Freeze

Israeli ministers to approve construction of hundreds of new housing units in West Bank settlements before PM Benjamin Netanyahu declares a freeze on additional settlement projects

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Expelling Senior UN Official  Audio Clip Available

UNICEF official, James Elder made comments to media about how country's recently-ended civil war has impacted children

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