In Afghanistan, two feuding presidential candidates signed a deal confirming they would form a national unity government after an audit of votes is completed to decide the winner of the fraud-tainted election.

The breakthrough comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry opened a second day of talks in Kabul on Friday.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Abdullah has termed the agreement a step forward in the interests of national unity.

Earlier, Kerry paid a courtesy call on Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He also met the two Presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

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