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Indian MP force-feeds Muslim man on fast

There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports.

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Sri Lanka hardline monk denounces Dalai Lama

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk leading an anti-Muslim campaign has accused the Dalai Lama of being influenced by "Muslim extremists" and said the Tibetan spiritual leader could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader.

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Deadly suicide blast hits #Afghanistan

A suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least four people in an attack on a police building in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Brain disease kills scores in India's east

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming".

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#India school rape accused to appear in court

India school rapeA top private school instructor was due in court on Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the southern Indian city of Bangalore has said.

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Thousands march in #India over schoolgirl rape

Thousands of people have marched in India to protest against alleged police inaction after a six-year-old girl was raped at a school in Bangalore, the country's technology hub.

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Sri Lanka jails politician for tourist murder

A Sri Lankan court has sentenced a former member of the country's ruling political party to 20 years in prison for killing a British tourist and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago.

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Nine killed in shootout and blast in #Pakistan

Two Pakistani policemen and a Taliban fighter have been killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police have said.

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Six-year-old 'raped' by staff at #India school

gender crimesTension has mounted in the southern Indian city of Bangalore after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two staff members on the premises of a prominent school.

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#Taliban claim attack on Kabul's airport

Taliban fightersTaliban fighters have attacked Kabul's international airport, setting off explosions and trading gunfire with Afghan soldiers, as a major alert was raised in the capital.

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#Afghanistan 's Kabul airport under attack

A rapid response force had been sent to Kabul International Airport after an explosion followed by bursts of gunfire were heard near the facility in the Afghan capital.

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