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Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Omar biography

Descriptive biography to commemorate Omar's 19th year as Taliban's supreme leader posted on armed group's website.

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#Bangladesh opposition head granted bail in graft cases

Opposition leader and former PM Khaleda Zia appears in court after being confined to her office for three months.

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Suspects in nun rape case appear in Indian court

The accused, including at least three Bangladeshis, deny ever carrying out attack in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Family of Afghan woman lynched by mob demands justice

Farkhunda Malikzada was beaten to death after an amulet seller falsely accused her of burning a Quran.

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Protesters killed in bombing in Afghanistan's east

Nearly two dozen killed, several more injured, including a member of Parliament, during protest in Khost, police say.

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Indian police arrest four men over rape of nun

Four Bangladeshi nationals held in Punjab state after attack on nun at a school in March that left her needing surgery.

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Torrential rains bring floods back into northern #India

Days of heavy rain leave parts of northern India underwater, and further flooding is likely.

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#Maldives passes law 'to oust ex-leader from politics'

Law strips those serving prison sentences of political party memberships, including jailed former President Nasheed.

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Bangladeshi blogger murdered in capital Dhaka

Police arrest two suspects near scene of attack, the second on nation's writers critical of religious teachings.

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Suicide attack targets MP in Afghan capital

Officials say the suspected Taliban attack killed three people and wounded MP Mujedi.

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Uzbeks go to polls expected to extend 26-year rule

President Islam Karimov says Uzbekistan needs "strong government", promising that "the time will come" for freedoms.

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