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Afghan delegation meeting Taliban in Pakistan

KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A delegation from Afghanistan's president is meeting representatives of the Taliban in the Pakistani capital, officials said, in the first publicly acknowledged talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.

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Nissan to brief on abnormal deployment of Takata air bag, shares sink

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Nissan Motor Co fell more than 6 percent in early afternoon trade on Wednesday after the company said it would brief the media about an abnormal deployment of an air bag made by Takata Corp in Japan.

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Sam Smith makes smooth debut at Montreux jazz festival

MONTREUX, Switzerland(Reuters) - British soul singer Sam Smith, freshly recovered from surgery on his vocal cords, delivered a smooth yet punchy concert to jazz fans on Tuesday night in his first appearance on the famed Montreux stage.

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California levels new charges in recycling fraud crackdown

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area truck driver has been charged with smuggling 7,000 pounds of used beverage containers into California from out of state, marking the third such arrest this year in a crackdown by California's recycling enforcement agents.

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 3 (second game)

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs took advantage of a St. Louis Cardinals error for a go-ahead run as they scored three times in the seventh inning en route to a 5-3 victory on Tuesday night.

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