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'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

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Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

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Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

Ghazni

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Drought raises food security fears in Afghanistan

Harvests under threat as ongoing shortage of precipitation bites across the war-torn country.

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VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Naipaul's fiction and nonfiction reflected his journey from Trinidad to London and many stops in developing countries.

VS Naipaul

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Calls grow for release of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Intellectuals and civil society groups urge the Bangladeshi government to release Alam amid reports he was tortured.

Shahidul Alam

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Afghanistan: Electoral body bars 35 candidates from October vote

The country's top electoral body issues list of banned candidates, accused of having ties to illegal armed groups.

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Dozens dead as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Ghazni

At least 39 fighters and 14 soldiers killed in clashes after armed group entered strategic city near Kabul overnight.

Ghazni city

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Detained Bangladeshi photographer sent to hospital

Shahidul Alam was taken by police and allegedly tortured in custody after criticising the government.

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India: Six people killed after 'infiltration bid' in Kashmir

Four soldiers and two suspected rebels are among those dead after a gunfight in Indian-administered Kashmir.

India and Pakistan

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Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

Men linked to ruling party attacked students with machetes and sticks and assaulted media workers, rights group says.

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