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09/18/05: Polling Stations Begin to Close in Afghan Election


Polling stations have begun to close in Afghanistan's first parliamentary election in more than 30 years.
But election officials told the French news agency that voters already in lines will be allowed to cast their ballots after the official closing time.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was among early voters today (Sunday) in Kabul, calling the election "a day of self-determination for the Afghan people."

Insurgents in Iraq have killed a Kurdish member of parliament and wounded a second in an

Polling stations have begun to close in Afghanistan's first parliamentary election in more than 30 years.
But election officials told the French news agency that voters already in lines will be allowed to cast their ballots after the official closing time.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was among early voters today (Sunday) in Kabul, calling the election "a day of self-determination for the Afghan people."

Insurgents in Iraq have killed a Kurdish member of parliament and ambush north of Baghdad. Officials say Faris Nasir Hussein, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, was killed in the attack Saturday night. His brother and the driver of the car were also killed. wounded a second in an ambush north of Baghdad. Officials say Faris Nasir Hussein, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, was killed in the attack Saturday night. His brother and the driver of the car were also killed.

Talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear program have been extended to Monday in hopes of breaking an impasse on the latest proposed solution.
Chinese officials said all six delegations met twice today (Sunday), but failed to reach agreement on China's proposal to let North Korea keep its civilian atomic power program after it disarms.


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