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#Malaysia police to question Mahathir over rally remarks

Ex-Malaysian prime minister, 90, made comments alleging corruption within country's ruling party at weekend protest.

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#Azerbaijan jails prominent anti-corruption journalist

Khadija Ismayilova jailed for eight years over fraud charges she denounced as politically motivated.

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#Bangladesh charges five men over murder of blogger

Police charge men with murder of Washiqur Rahman, 27, who had written pieces criticising conservative religious groups.

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India's top court suspends ban on Jain suicide ritual

Jain community welcomes ruling that comes days after protests against earlier ban on fasting to death ritual.

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#Nepal police kill protesters amid political unrest

Clashes during rally against planned new constitution leave at least five demonstrators, who want more autonomy, dead.

Nepal police

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Outspoken Indian scholar killed by gunmen

MM Kalburgi died on his way to hospital after being shot by unidentified men in southern Karnataka state.

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#India village council orders rapes of two sisters

Council orders two sister to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.

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Civilians killed as #India and #Pakistan exchange fire

At least 10 dead and 50 injured in fighting a week after security talks were cancelled amid row over topic of Kashmir.

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Probe ordered into police brutality at #Ahmedabad rally

Gujarat High Court orders investigation after police allegedly opened fire and beat caste protesters in Indian city.

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Indian army deployed to riot-hit areas of Gujarat

At least seven killed during violence in Prime Minister Modi's home state as Patel caste protest gathers momentum.

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Curfew in #Ahmedabad as caste protests turn violent

Police reinforcements deployed after 500,000 Patels protest in Indian city over job and college quotas.

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