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Afghanistan: Ghani, Hekmatyar sign peace deal

President Ghani inks deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in first peace treaty since the war with the Taliban began in 2001.

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India claims striking suspected rebels in Pakistan

India says it conducted "surgical strikes" along de facto border, but Pakistan calls incident "cross-border fire".

Indian Border Security Force

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Bangladesh accused of 'kneecapping' opposition members

Government official rejects Human Rights Watch report, saying allegations against security forces are baseless.

Security forces in Bangladesh

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US air strike reportedly kills 13 Afghan civilians

ISIL fighters were the target of an air raid that allegedly killed at least 13 civilians in Achin district.

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At least 12 Afghan soldiers die in 'insider attack'

Taliban claims responsibility for incident involving two colleagues assisting attackers in killing their comrades.

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Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain Lasantha Wickrematunge

The remains of a newspaper editor who was killed seven years ago has been exhumed as part of a new probe into his death.

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India: Arrests made over attack on pregnant Dalit woman

Six people from "upper-caste" community detained for assault on woman and her family for refusing to remove carcass.

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Azerbaijanis vote on boosting president's powers

Opposition and rights groups slam referendum as move to extend Ilham Aliyev's family's long-standing grip on power.

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India to ratify climate accord on Gandhi's birthday

COP21 protocol to be signed in October by India following the US and China, the world's two-biggest carbon emitters.

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Kashmir: Protests erupt after man killed by army

Young man killed by Indian army ignites fresh protests in northern Kashmir as uprising in valley continues.

Kashmir

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Afghanistan: Hezb-i-Islami armed group signs peace deal

Agreement allows Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, once called the "butcher of Kabul", to make a comeback despite alleged war crimes.

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