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Afghan presidential rivals make breakthrough in poll dispute

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KABUL - Afghanistan's two presidential rivals have agreed to a historic deal to audit all eight million votes cast in the disputed election after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy by top US diplomat John Kerry. 

Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Abdullah Abdullah smile after a joint press conference in Kabul on July 12, 2014

An audible gasp rippled through a packed press conference held Saturday at the UN headquarters in Kabul as Kerry made the surprise announcement after hours of waiting, saying that vote-checking would begin within the next 24 hours.

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