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Senior Taliban leader killed in Kunduz air raid

Taliban confirms Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund's death, saying he was killed by a US bombing raid in Afghan province.

Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund

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Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev detained

Ata Meken leader held on corruption charges but supporters call the move politically motivated before elections.

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Pakistan's PIA probes 'standing passengers' incident

International flight of Pakistan's national carrier with seven passengers on board without seats comes under scrutiny.

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Mosque ambush kills 10 police in northern Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack in Jowzaz province as officials blame ISIL.

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Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

Authorities revise cause of the blast at a market concluding it was an accident not an attack as first reported.

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Blast hits Lahore Defence area market

At least seven killed and many wounded as powerful blast rips through market in city's affluent Defence area.

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Heads of adoption centre 'arrested over trafficking

Adoption agency accused of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples in eastern state and sending them abroad.

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President Ilham Aliyev appoints wife as vice president

Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.

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Explosions rock district courts in Charsadda

At least six killed in blasts in town of Charsadda as suicide bombers attempt to enter court premises.

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Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor.

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Chaos follows Pakistan-Afghanistan border closure

Trucks carrying perishable goods unable to cross over after Pakistan closed two crossings in the wake of terror attacks.

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