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Court adds ex-PM to Musharraf treason case

Pakistan judges rule three people who served ex-military ruler, including Shaukat Aziz, to face trial in treason case.

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Sri Lanka minister to challenge president

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena quits ruling party to stand as main opposition candidate in upcoming elections.

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Sri Lanka president calls early election

Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks a third term two years before current term expires amid signs of declining public support.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Indian guru held after deadly confrontation

Self-styled godman to appear in court in connection with murder case following his arrest by police in Haryana state.

 Baba Rampal Maharaj

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Bodies found inside Indian guru's ashram

Five bodies handed to police who tried to storm complex and arrest wanted spiritual leader protected by armed devotees.

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Taliban bombers killed in Kabul blast

Explosion followed by gunfire heard in so-called Green Village housing international contractors and businesses.

Green Village

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Indian police clash with armed guru followers

Hundreds of devotees of Rampal Maharaj battle riot police trying to storm fortified ashram in northern Haryana state.

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Buddhist party quits Sri Lanka government

JHU accuses President Rajapaksa of refusing to curb powers and carry out democratic reforms before fresh elections.

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Suicide truck bomb targets Afghan compound

Afghan security

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed truck at the entrance to a compound housing foreigners in Kabul, killing at least two Afghan guards, officials said.

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Solheim says Sri Lanka aware of rebel funding

Norwegian envoy says Mahinda Rajapaksa was aware of payments to LTTE to aid peace process after president denounced him.

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Arrests follow #Bangladesh professor murder

Police arrest 20 for questioning over killing of Shafiul Islam, who led push to ban students wearing full-face veils.

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