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Afghan presidential election result delayed for recounting

Kabul, 1 July: The preliminary result of Afghanistan's presidential election run-off has been delayed for several days for a recount of ballots in 2,000 voting centres amid a dispute over fraud, officials said today. “We have started inspecting the votes in around 2,000 polling centres after the commission decided to make sure of transparency,” Independent Election Commission member Sharifa Zurmati told AFP ...

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Cameroon federation opens investigation into Brazil 2014 match-fixing allegations

July 1 - Cameroon officials are to investigate claims that up to seven of their players could have been involved in match-fixing at the World Cup. In the first case of possible manipulation at the tournament, something FIFA feared but recently said there was no indication of actually occurring, the Cameroon FA (FECAFOOT) said it had instructed its ethics committee to look into allegations of possible wrongd ...

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Ex-French President Sarkozy detained in French corruption probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained and was reportedly being questioned by financial investigators Tuesday in a corruption probe that is rattling France’s conservative political establishment. A judicial official said Sarkozy was in custody in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named discussing an ongoing investigation, would not provide f ...

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How Facebook is seen as a threat to Afghan unity

When Facebook arrived here, it quickly became an emblem for progress and freedom in post-Taliban Afghanistan. But as a bitter electoral dispute takes hold of Kabul, both Afghan and foreign officials worry that social media is now worsening Afghanistan's ethnic and political fault lines. What once appeared to be a long-awaited outlet for expression - promoted heavily by Western officials - is now something t ...

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