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First US raids target Afghan Taliban since Obama order

"Couple" of air strikes follow US president's decision to expand Pentagon's involvement in fight against the Taliban.

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Gunmen kill Afghan judge in the province of Farah

The judge working in a provincial court was shot dead by unidentified gunmen before publicly displaying his body.

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Pakistan mourns assassinated Sufi singer Amjad Sabri

Security tight at funeral of Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri, who was killed by Taliban gunmen in Karachi on Wednesday.

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India: Lightning kills more than 50 people in Bihar

At least 56 people die in Bihar and more killed in nearby Uttar Pradesh, with most victims working in farming industry.

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India launches 20 satellites in single mission

The rocket carries the highest number of satellites on a single Indian mission and the third highest in history.

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Pakistan Sufi singer Amjad Sabri gunned down in Karachi

One of Pakistan's most renowned qawwali performers is shot dead by gunmen in the southern port city of Karachi.

Amjad Sabri

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Pakistan: Awais Ali Shah, son of top judge, kidnapped

Awais Ali Shah abducted in Karachi with fears he could become a bargaining chip like other high-profile kidnappings.

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Pakistan arrests man for 'blasphemy' over Hindu symbol

Police investigate Punjab-based supplier of shoes carrying Om symbol after arrest of shopkeeper in small town in Sindh.

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Afghanistan: 14 Nepali security guards killed in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for two of three blasts in Afghanistan, with 14 Nepali security guards among the dead.

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Monsoon advances across India

Seasonal rains make a late but steady push across the country.

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Bangladesh police say hacking suspect killed in custody

Local media reports say body of Golam Fahim, 19, had handcuffs and a bullet injury when it was brought to a hospital.

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