Episode Oct 20

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October 20, 2018 – PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

On this edition for Saturday, October 20, health officials try new methods to contain the Ebola outbreak in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also, millions vote in Afghanistan’s long-delayed parliamentary election amid Taliban violence. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from…

World Oct 20

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Millions vote in Afghanistan’s long-delayed election

Voting was extended until Sunday in Afghanistan’s long-delayed parliamentary elections, which have been postponed three times since 2015. The Taliban claimed it staged more than 150 attacks including blocking roads, shelling polling stations and a suicide attack, which reportedly killed…

Oct 20

Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close

Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.

Aug 20

Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…

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