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NEW YORK (AP) — Hours before the West Indian Day Parade stepped off Monday, police reported multiple shootings — one of them deadly — near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been scarred by violence in recent years.
By Hamid Shalizi and Sanjeev Miglani KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over the disputed vote. Secretary of State John Kerry, the runner-up in the election would name a "chief executive" in a unity government conceived to keep the lid on political tensions. The political process is now at a stalemate, we don't see any way out," Mohaqeq, a leader of the minority Hazara community, said in an interview in Kabul, as a months-long power struggle for a successor to President Hamid Karzai showed no signs of a resolution. On Monday, a spokesman for the Abdullah campaign said it would withdraw from the political process if its demands were not met by Tuesday.