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Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

About 30,000 people flee their homes sparking humanitarian crisis as fighting rages between Taliban and Afghan forces.

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UN: Maldives should stick to death penalty moratorium

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says the country's movement toward resuming executions is "deeply regrettable."

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Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns as lawyers begin boycott

Lawyers begin nationwide strike a day after suicide attack targeted members of legal community gathered at hospital.

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Indian activist ends 16-year fast over military powers

Irom Sharmila, the "Iron Lady of Manipur" has said she is interested in running in India's elections next year.

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Hundreds of protesters arrested in Kashmir

Indian forces arrest more than a thousand protesters as part of a security lockdown to stem anti-India demonstrations.

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Bangladesh expels North Korean diplomat for smuggling

A North Korean diplomat has been asked to leave Bangladesh for allegedly smuggling more than a million cigarettes.

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Suicide bombing at Pakistan hospital leaves dozens dead

At least 70 killed in deadly Quetta hospital attack claimed both by the ISIL group and a faction of Pakistan Taliban.

Quetta

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American, Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan's Kabul

The two professors from the American University were kidnapped at gunpoint by four men wearing police uniforms.

Afghan policemen

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10 people killed as flooding hits Karachi

Days of torrential rain in southern Pakistan cause major disruption.

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Three more killed in week-long Kashmir protests

Death toll reaches 55 as protesters continue to clash with police following killing of commander of separatist group.

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Pakistan helicopter crash-lands in Taliban-held area

Officials fear passengers and crew captured by fighters after aircraft goes down in Afghanistan's Logar province.

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