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Bangladesh opposition leader loses death penalty appeal

Supreme Court rejects final appeal by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, clearing the way for his hanging.

Motiur Rahman Nizami

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Nepal asks Canadian to leave over social media posts

Robert Penner given marching orders after arrest for criticising government decisions including journalist's detention.

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Five held for desecrating Sikh man's turban in Pakistan

Five Muslim men appeared in court under blasphemy law after Sikh man complained they threw his turban in a clash.

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Ban boosts appeal of film about Pakistan corruption

Many look forward to watching Maalik after government cites fear of outbreak of violence as reason for censorship.

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Hindu man hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police in Tangail investigating whether victim was targeted for his religious beliefs or killed in a family dispute.

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India drought: Bihar state bans daytime cooking

Bihar state forbids any cooking between 9am and 6pm in bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed dozens.

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US: Strike on Afghanistan MSF hospital not a war crime

Pentagon investigation says strike on MSF clinic, which killed 42 people, was a mistake and therefore not a war crime.

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Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Afghan and Australian officials say they are trying to locate charity worker who was snatched by gunmen in Jalalabad.

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US troops disciplined over Afghan hospital bombing

About 16 US military personnel are disciplined for missile strikes on civilian hospital in Kunduz that killed 42 people.

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Taliban: we don’t care if Kabul attends peace talks

The group says it has already launched spring attacks against Afghan forces and it is gaining ground in the offensive.

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Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire'

Soldiers shot and killed in fire from Azerbaijan early on Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh defence ministry says.

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