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Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

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India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

More states follow Uttar Pradesh's lead in closing down unlicensed abattoirs as critics say move based on religion.

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Five men arrested in India over attacks on Africans

Africans were attacked with sticks and metal chairs in Greater Noida after teen's drug death was blamed on Nigerian man.

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Crowds attack Africans in India after teen's death

Hundreds go on a violent rampage wounding eight in Greater Noida after teen's drug death blamed on Nigerian man.

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Kashmir: 3 killed in violent protests after firefight

Deadly standoff between rebels and police sparks protests in Chadoora town, leaving three people dead and 28 injured.

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Meat crackdown leaves shortage in India's Uttar Pradesh

Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh strike against an ongoing crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.

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Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

At least two civilians and one policeman killed during the operation at a residential building in Sylhet city.

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Russia denies supplying Taliban after Scaparrotti claim

Moscow rejects NATO commander's remark that it is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and allied forces.

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US general: Russia may be supplying Taliban fighters

Russia is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US general alleges.

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UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

UN rights chief suggests Colombo's persistent failure to investigate atrocities stems from fear of punishing soldiers.

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Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counterattack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

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