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#India PM adds 21 ministers to 45-seat council

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted twenty-one new ministers, driving the number of members in his council of minister to 66, 27 of whom are holding Cabinet ranks.

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Suicide bomber targets Kabul police HQ

A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives in the offices of the Kabul police chief, killing a senior officer and injuring six others, Afghan capital's police chief has said.

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Several dead in #Pakistan roadside bombing

At least six people have been killed and three others injured after two roadside bomb blasts hit a passenger van and motorbike in the restive northwest, officials have said.

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Indian army admits killing #Kashmir teenagers

The Indian army has taken responsibility for the death of two teenagers after its soldiers in India-administered Kashmir fired upon a car which also left two injured, according to local media reports.

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Pakistani 'blasphemer' killed by policeman

Pakistani police say an an axe-wielding officer killed a Shia man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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#Bangladesh Islamist 'may hang in a week'

Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister said.

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Suu Kyi says #Myanmar reforms have stalled

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the US against being overly optimistic about Myanmar's chances of progress, saying political reforms in her country have stalled.

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#Pakistan couple killed on blasphemy suspicion

blasphemy A Christian couple were beaten to death in Pakistan and their bodies burnt in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.

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Deputy governor among dead in Afghan attacks

Attacks across Afghanistan, including the fatal shooting of a deputy provincial governor, have killed five people in the past two days as the country commemorated the most revered religious day in the Shia calendar.

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#Bangladesh party official faces death penalty

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down for a Jamaat-e-Islami leader for atrocities committed more than four decades ago, the latest in a spate of rulings against the Islamist party's officials.

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#Bangladesh Jamaat leader given death sentence

A key leader of Bangladesh's main religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.

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