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Afghan opium cultivation spike as eradication efforts collapse
Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation dropped last year due to drought but it has been on the rise in the past decade, fuelling the Taliban insurgency and spurring a growing crisis of drug addiction despite costly US-led counter-narcotics programmes. "The cultivation has increased by 10 percent this year compared to the same time in 2015 -- from 183,000 hectares to 201,000 hectares," counter-narcotics minister Salamat Azimi told reporters while releasing the UN report.
Bangladesh on 253-8, needs 33 runs for victory vs England
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) ? The first test between England and Bangladesh remains finely poised with Bangladesh requiring 33 runs with two wickets remaining to take the lead in the two-match series.
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Poles stage new protests over planned abortion restrictionsWARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Polish women have again donned black and taken to the streets, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's abortion law.
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