In pictures: Heavy snow hits Seattle

In pictures: Heavy snow hits Seattle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some residents, and their pets, have been taking advantage of conditions Parts of the US Pacific Northwest are being inundated with unusually high levels of snow.The region, more used to rain than extreme wintry conditions, has been hit by a series of wintry storm systems.The National Weather Service says…

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Afghans go to polls amid heavy security

Afghans go to polls amid heavy security

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLyse Doucet: ‘This is not the face of a people cowed by the Taliban’ Voters in Afghanistan have defied deadly attacks to cast ballots in large numbers in the nation’s long-awaited parliamentary elections. Several explosions targeted polling stations, with dozens of people killed or injured in scores…

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