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# Pentagon sought sanctions exemption for Iran investment in Afghanistan
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# India and Pakistan cut off border ritual for first time since 1971
# "Pakistan Parliament Emerges From Protests Triumphant" - Saeed Shah, "Wall Street Journal"
# Georgia gets the Buzzfeed treatment
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