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Turkish official warns US forces could be staying in Syria

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Has Merkel still got it ?

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Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

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From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

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Ukraine's deputy PM on Kiev's EU ambitions, corruption and Russian influence

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A journalist murdered: Europe's media freedom under threat

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Top psychiatrist: Trump's 'mental impairment' poses danger to world

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Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

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The 'Blame Game' has begun in Germany

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Afghans caught between bullets and the ballot box

Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-08-12

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is favourite to secure a second term in next week's presidential poll. But five years after Karzai's first election, Afghans prepare to vote again in a country plagued by the worst violence since the fall of the Taliban.

Date created : 2009-08-12

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