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New #Taliban head calls for unity in first audio message

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity among Afghan Taliban and promises to continue his group's fight.

Akhtar Mansoor

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Indian teachers kidnapped in #Libya

India's foreign minister posted on Twitter that two of the four men abducted near Sirte had been released.

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#Afghanistan peace talks on hold amid Taliban turmoil

Afghan Taliban announces that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will be group's new leader, confirming death of founder Mullah Omar.

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#India executes plotter of deadly 1993 #Mumbai bombings

Yakub Memon hanged for role in killing of more than 250 people in Mumbai, after last minute bids for clemency rejected.

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#Taliban elects new leader after Mullah Omar's death

Taliban sources say that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor is new leader of the group, confirming death of Mullah Omar.

Taliban

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Afghan government says Mullah Omar dead

Afghan government says Taliban leader died in 2013 in Pakistan and asks armed opposition groups to join peace process.

Mullah Omar

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#Pakistan police kill leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group

Police say Malik Ishaq, head of banned group behind Shia attacks, killed when supporters tried to free him from custody.

Malik Ishaq

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#India former president APJ Abdul Kalam dies

Man considered father of country's military missile programme collapses while delivering lecture in northeastern city.

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Floods hit South Asia

The southwesterly monsoon springs back into life bringing torrential downpours Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Wedding celebrations in #Afghanistan turn bloody

At least 20 people killed by gunmen who opened fire at wedding guests in northern Baghlan province.

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Attack in India's Punjab ends with deaths

At least 10 people killed in district near border with Pakistan after three attackers storm bus and police station.

Indian security forces

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