Afghan president presents second Cabinet list

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KABUL (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai is presenting a second slate of nominees to fill his Cabinet after parliament rejected 70 percent of his first picks.

The new lineup is being submitted to parliament Saturday. Lawmakers will review the candidates over the next several days ahead of a vote expected next week.

The U.S. and other Western nations hope that a stronger government will help keep disenchanted Afghans from siding with Taliban insurgents.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

KABUL (AP) — Officials say two NATO service members have died in Afghanistan, including a Danish soldier killed by a roadside bomb.

The Danish army says one of its soldiers was killed and five injured Friday when a blast hit their vehicle in southern Afghanistan.

The Army Operational Command says the members of a Danish scouting unit were flown to a field hospital for treatment but one was declared dead upon arrival.

Denmark has lost 29 soldiers in Afghanistan since joining the U.S.-led coalition in 2002.

The Nordic country has 700 troops serving in the NATO-led force in Afghanistan. Most are based in the volatile southern Helmand province.

NATO said Saturday another service member died Friday from wounds suffered in a vehicle accident in western Afghanistan.