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Decline and Stagnation: Why Rural Afghans are Staying Poor

Despite the influx of millions of foreign aid, rural communities across large parts of Afghanistan are getting poorer. A recent study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit has investigated the factors that have crippled the situation in rural areas

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A Young Afghan Reaching Out to Those in Need

Project Amina is a project specifically designed to provide help for the distressed women and children in Afghanistan, especially widows and orphans. This project ensures the distribution of goods, such as food, blankets and clothing, to those in need. Project

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Arjun Rampal, the new cop!

The newest addition to the cop league is the very handsome Arjun Rampal. The actor will sport a well cultivated mustache in Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh. He will be seen playing a cop for the first time. Confirming the news, Rampal

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Flood fury in north Afghanistan

Massive floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, ravaged northern and northeastern Afghanistan, washing away thousands of acres of agricultural land and dozens of houses. Five irrigation canals, as many power dams, a water reservoir and road were damaged by floodwaters in

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Should job-hogging over-50s all resign?

Too few jobs. Rising unemployment, especially for young people. Here’s a radical solution, says commentator on office and workplace life, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times (born 1959). Wasting time on the internet recently I came upon a nasty statistic.

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Bank of Japan announces fresh stimulus to boost growth

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has increased its stimulus programme for the second time in just over two months in a bid boost the country’s economic growth. The central bank said it would expand its purchase of Japanese government bonds

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