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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dead Man Lives

RIO DE JANEIRO () -- A Brazilian shopowner has found out he is officially dead, declared deceased by his former wife after they separated 11 years ago, Globo News television reported.

Avacir Avila of southern Rosario do Ivai has since remarried. He learned of his status when he asked authorities about adopting a boy, Globo said. His death had been confirmed by two witnesses, and his ex-wife even went to his funeral.

But reliable sources said 2,000 men dispatched by northern Uzbek leader Abdul Rashid Dostum had counter-attacked successfully. If Dostum could recapture Badghis, he would be in a position to threaten the southern city of Kandahar, where the Taliban have their headquarters.

In Tehran, the conference was attended by delegates from the United Nations, Russia, China, India, Turkey, the Organization of the Islamic Conference as well as Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Alessandro Zanello, the IMF representative in Bosnia, said the name and nationality of the candidate would remain a secret until a final decision was taken. In addition, some of the names of those who will form the council of ministers that will rule Bosnia should also be announced.

The group met amid speculation they were considering a series of constitutional reforms in a bid to ensure that the royal family stays in touch and survives until the next century.

A change such as that proposed by Archer would boost the position of Princess Anne -- Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter -- in the line of succession.

His lawyer says Avila will have to prove he is still alive through fingerprinting and exhumation of the body that was buried in his name, the television said.