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    Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks

    The decision clears the way for the last of 5,000 insurgents to be freed. President Ashraf Ghani announced the release after convening an assembly of 3,000 representatives to seek their advice.
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    An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.

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