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#Pakistan executes man 'police tortured into confession'

Rights groups say Aftab Bahadur was 15 when forced into admitting to murder in 1992 and he had been on death row since.

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Indian minister resigns after arrest over 'fake degree'

Official's arrest for allegedly fabricating law degree exposes disputes between Delhi state government and ruling party.

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#India says Maoist fighters killed in gun battle

Firefight with police in forest in eastern Jharkhand state has left 12 dead, officials say, in latest violent incident.

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#Greenpeace activist barred from entering #India

Expulsion of Australian activist despite having visa is government's latest attempt to stifle free speech, group says.

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Pakistani soldiers in deadly clash with Taliban

Seven Pakistani soldiers and 19 Taliban fighters killed in overnight fighting in North Waziristan tribal area.

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Afghan forces battle Taliban in northern province

Army forces try to take back Badakhshan province's Yamgan district after it was taken by the Taliban.

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Taliban captures district in northeast #Afghanistan

Hundreds of fighters overpower security forces in Badakhshan province's Yamgan, reportedly killing 10 officers.

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#India and #Bangladesh seal land-swap deal

Agreement signed in Dhaka to allow people living in stateless in border enclaves finally to choose their nationality.

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#Pakistan court clears most Malala shooting suspects

Police announce acquittal of eight out of 10 men supposedly convicted for trying to kill schoolgirl activist in 2012.

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Soldiers killed in Indian army convoy ambush

No responsibility claim for attack in northeastern Manipur state, in suspected retaliation for reported woman's killing.

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Aid workers killed in #Afghanistan attack

Officials say at least nine killed, including a woman, in attack on NGO compound by unknown gunmen in Balkh province.

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