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Confusion looms over death of Uzbekistan's president

Various diplomatic sources confirm death of Islam Karimov, but government only speaks of "critical condition".

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Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov dies

Karimov, who dominated the Central Asian most populous nation for over 25 years, has died at the age of 78.

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov

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Deadly twin blasts hit court in Pakistan

At least 14 people killed and dozens wounded after two bombs go off at a court in northwestern Pakistan.

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Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov critically ill: government

The health of President Islam Karimov, 78, has sharply deteriorated over the last 24 hours, cabinet says.

Islam Karimov

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India: More than 34,000 cases of rape reported in 2015

New figures released by India's crime records bureau show that vast majority of victims knew their attackers.

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Pakistan: Karachi mayor to run office from prison

MQM's Waseem Akhtar was arrested in Pakistani city on charges of sedition and terrorism before being elected mayor.

Waseem Akhtar

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Suicide attack targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

Officials confirm suicide bomber died while at least three embassy employees were wounded in the Bishkek blast.

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India: Mahesh Sharma retreats from 'skirts' comment

After criticism, tourism minister backtracks on suggestion that foreign female visitors should not wear skirts.

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov 'in intensive care'

Leader's daughter says her 78-year-old father is hospitalized after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.

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Bangladesh: Kerry talks security with PM Hasina

US secretary of state met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as opposition leaders.

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Watchdog: India has failed to protect journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists says that only one suspect has been prosecuted in a reporter's death in 10 years.

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