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Afghan election run-off looks likely

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's former foreign minister, has been leading over rival Ashraf Ghani in Afghan presidential election results - but remains below the fifty percent threshold needed for victory.

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Pakistani jets attack Taliban bases

At least 37 people have been reported killed and 18 injured in air raids, according to military sources, against what the Pakistani military has termed "terrorist hideouts" in the Khyber tribal area.

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#India votes on second biggest polling day

Millions of Indians have voted in the sixth phase of the multi-phase elections, with the ruling Congress party struggling to retain its support base because of economic slowdown and corruption.

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Protests in Sri Lanka against casino plans

Hundreds of Sri Lankan opposition party members have protested in the capital, Colombo, to press the government to stop Australian gambling tycoon, James Packer, from opening casinos in hotel projects planned by his Crown Resorts Ltd.

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Guard kills US doctors in Kabul hospital

A police guard opens fire at an international hospital in AfghanistanAt least three American doctors have been killed by a security guard at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan security sources say.

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Sherpa guides stage #Everest base camp walkout

Sherpa guides have packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp in Nepal in a walkout to honour 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on the mountain.

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Sri Lanka to expel tourist with Buddha tattoo

Sri Lankan authorities have decided to deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, officials have said.

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AAP leader files nomination from Varanasi

Leader of India's Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, Arvind Kejriwal, has filed his nomination to fight elections from the holy city of Varanasi against Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist leader widely seen as the front-runner to be country's next prime minister.

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#India villagers to 'boycott' polls

About 6,000 villagers of Udham Singh Nagar district in India's northern Uttarakhand state have decided to boycott polls, citing the state government's failure in bringing development in the mountainous region.

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#Pakistan attacks target two police patrols

Eight people, including five policemen, have been killed in two attacks in northwest Pakistan, officials say.

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#India Hindu leader in 'hate speech' row

The leader of the right-wing Hindu organisation, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), in India has called for eviction of Muslims from a Hindu area in the western state of Gujarat, drawing criticism from politicians.

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