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Barack Obama apology to Afghanistan over Koran burning

President Barack Obama has apologised to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base.

In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, Mr Obama expressed his "deep regret" and said the incident earlier this week was a genuine mistake.

Demonstrations against the desecration have continued for a third day across northern and eastern Afghanistan.

Andrew North reports.

  • 23 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia
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