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Senior adviser to Karzai is killed near parliament

KABUL — A senior adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai was killed at his home near the parliament in Kabul, a senior government official said Sunday.

Jan Mohammad Khan was a former governor of southern Uruzgan province and a key ally of the embattled president.

He was killed less than a week after the president’s half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated at his home in the southern province of Kandahar, birthplace of the Taliban.


Foreign ministry denounces Obama

BEIJINGChina on Sunday slammed President Obama for meeting with the Dalai Lama, calling the talks an act that has “grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs” and damaged Chinese-American relations.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry made the statement hours after Mr. Obama met with the Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who was in Washington for a 10-day Buddhist ritual.

“Such an act has grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and damaged Sino-American relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said.


Doctor denies Mubarak suffered a stroke

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak’s lead doctor denied Sunday that the ousted Egyptian president had suffered a stroke or was in a coma, as Mr. Mubarak’s attorney claimed.

Dr. Assem Azzam said Mr. Mubarak, 83, had suffered a bout of low blood pressure and was in stable condition.

Mr. Mubarak’s attorney Farid el-Deeb said earlier that he had a stroke and was in a coma.

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