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Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawa

US president says he plans to leave 8,400 American troops, instead of the 5,550 he promised in October.

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Bangladesh commandos may have killed hostage by mistake

One of the six men killed by security forces in deadly Dhaka restaurant siege might have been kitchen staff, police say.

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Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina pays respect to Dhaka victims

Search for evidence and masterminds gathers pace as killers are described as rich and educated Bangladeshis.

Sheikh Hasina

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Dozens dead as flash floods sweep through Pakistan

At least 31 killed and several others remain missing after torrential rain cause havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Bangladesh PM Hasina decrees mourning after cafe attack

PM Sheikha Hasina implores fighters to "stop killing in the name of religion" after 20 foreigners were slain at a cafe.

Ruba Ahmed

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Bangladesh attack: Twenty hostages killed, army says

All of the dead were foreign, army says, most "brutally hacked to death" at popular restaurant in upscale neighbourhood.

Bangladesh attack

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Taliban leader: No peace without foreigners leaving

In statement, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada says ending 'occupation' is a prerequisite for peace in Afghanistan.

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada

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Gunmen hit restaurant in diplomatic area of Dhaka

ISIL claims responsibility for hostage situation and shooting reported in Gulshan area of the Bangladeshi capital.

Dhaka

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Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

Shaymanonda Das killed in front of temple south west of capital Dhaka, police say, in latest in spate of attacks.

Bangladesh police

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Dozens of Afghan police recruits dead in Taliban attack

Fighters target police academy near the capital Kabul killing at least 27 recruits and wounding 40 others.

Afghan troops

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UK denies Chagos Islanders the right to return home

UK's highest court upholds ruling that denies displaced islanders the right to return home.

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