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Late-night Earthquake Rattles Pakistani Capital, Afghanistan

A strong earthquake shook the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, late Friday night, rattling buildings and forcing sleeping residents out of their homes.   There were no immediate reports of casualties or extensive damage, but officials said an emergency had been declared protectively at hospitals.   Pakistani official Ghulam Rasool told The Associated Press that the magnitude-6.9 quake was centered in Tajikistan near the Afghan border, beginning after midnight and lasting for 59...

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