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US warns against Afghan power-grab over election row

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US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that any attempt to seize power in Afghanistan would cost the country its international aid, after preliminary results of presidential elections sparked a row between the two candidates. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry on his way to China from Washington on July 7, 2014

Initial results released on Monday showed former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had won the election, but a spokesman for his poll rival Abdullah Abdullah rejected the outcome as "a coup against the will of the people".

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