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Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

The deal, brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, offers a path out of what threatened to be a debilitating political crisis for Afghanistan, with both candidates claiming victory and talking of setting up competing governments. Such a scenario could have dangerously split the fragile country’s government and security forces at a time the US is pulling out most of its troops and the Taliban continues to wage a fierce insurgency.