20 August 2017

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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Denmark striker Nadia Nadim wasn't allowed to play football as a child. Forced to flee Afghanistan following the execution of her father, her family thought they were headed to the UK but ended up in Denmark instead ("I don't think the man helping us out paid a lot of attention in geography classes"). She was introduced to the game at a refugee centre and, less than two decades on, is playing her third Women's EURO.
Life in Afghanistan "It wasn't a very good time to be a child – being in a war zone and having your dad killed. We were in danger but, luckily, we ended up in Denmark. It is somewhere that was safe, somewhere that we got a second chance, where we could build our lives. I think I grabbed the opportunity." "I really got the interest when I was in Denmark in the refugee camp, because it was the only thing we had then. When I have a ball at my feet, I didn't really think about anything else. It's amazing and it helped me through a lot. It got me connected with Danish children. Perhaps it also helped me learn the language faster."
Childhood idols "We used to watch David Beckham videos to try to bend it like him or see how the Brazilian Ronaldo used to do skills. We used to play from after school till 12 at night, when my mum forced us to go to bed." Studying medicine "I know that I'm able to help a lot of people if I'm in the right position – and as a doctor you are in that position. I know through my life, the small stuff, the small gestures that people have done for me have had a huge impact on the way I am. I want to be in a situation where I can influence people's lives and help them."
Playing for Denmark
"I'm really proud to be able to do that. Not everyone gets selected and being one of the chosen ones is a big deal. Now we face Norway [in Denmark's final group game]. We don't want to let the nation down. I love playing these games with the pressure. I love that."
Monitoring Desk

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been saddened over traffic incident due to overthrowing 404 model bus in Kilagi of Baghlan province where a number of our countrymen were killed and injured.
In a statement released from presidential office said the country’s President while asking transport companies and drivers to seriously observe traffic rules and principles for the safety of our countrymen issued necessary instructions to local officials of Baghlan for treatment of those injured and assistance to the victim families.
The country’s President offered his deep condolence and sympathy to the victim families of the incident and wished urgent recovery to those injured in the incident.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Minister of Water and Energy Ali Ahmad Osmani in a trip in Laghman province, inaugurated irrigational power project yesterday.
According to BNA, the Minister of Water and Energy said, the projects have been completed from development budget of Water and Energy Ministry at the cost of 162 million Afghanis.
In inaugural ceremony of the project, the governor of Laghman province asked the extend of power in other Districts of the province.
According to Laghman local officials, more than 11,000 families had access to power energy in the province and now 4,000 other families have been added to this number.
T. Yarzada

Sunday July 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Following a traffic accident in Kabul-Mazar-e-Sharif highway, 14 passengers lost their lives and 20 others were wounded this morning.
The incident took place at 11:00 am today, while a 404 passenger bus veered off the road and overturned in Kelagi region, Kabul-Mazar-e-Sharif highway.
Zabihullah Shuja in-charge of press office in security command of Baghlan told BNA correspondent, 14 commuters have died and 20 others were injured due to the bloodiest event.
Women and children are among the dead and wounded of the incident.
Driver’s carelessness is the main reason behind the event and it is also mentionable that the injuries timely transferred to hospital, Shuja added.

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