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#Pakistan tribal area hit by missile attack

A missile attack has killed six people in a northwest tribal district in Pakistan, Pakistani sources say, days after fighters launched a raid on the country's busiest airport.

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Power crisis sparks protests in #India

Protests have broken out in India's capital, New Delhi, overnight over power blackouts as summer temperatures soar, heightening concerns of a repeat of an electricity crisis two years ago, police have said.

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#Bangladesh coastguard rescues migrant boat

The Bangladesh coastguard has rescued a stricken boat in the Bay of Bengal packed with 300 nationals who were trying to flee to Malaysia, an official has said.

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Six die in Afghan 'friendly fire' airstrike

Five US troops and an Afghan officer have been killed in what is suspected to be one of the worst incidents of "friendly fire" in the 13-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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#Pakistan Taliban claims second Karachi attack

An assault on Karachi airport by Pakistani Taliban fighters early on Monday left 36 people dead [AFP]The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a second attack in Karachi, after armed men targeted a security training facility in the compound of the city's airport, briefly halting flights.

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#Pakistan reopens airport after deadly raid

Security forces have battled armed gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport, Karachi's Jinnah international airport. Pakistan has reopened the international airport in Karachi - the country's busiest - a day after Pakistan Taliban fighters disguised as police guards stormed the facility, setting off explosions in an attack that left 29 people dead.

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Border attack kills Pakistani pilgrims

At least 23 people including several Shia pilgrims were killed in a gun and suicide attack inside a restaurant near the Pakistan-Iran border, a Pakistani official said.

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Pakistani Taliban claims Karachi airport raid

Group threatens more attacks following assault that has left 29 people deadThe Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an assault on Karachi airport that has killed 29 people, and given warning that more attacks are on the way.

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Armed men attack Afghan courtroom

Attacks on Afghan forces have increased ahead of the June 14 runoff in the country's presidential election [EPA]At least four people have been injured in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad after armed gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked a courtroom, sources said.

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Students feared drowned in north #India river

Twenty-four students are feared dead after being washed downstream by a sudden surge of river water in a remote Himalayan valley in northern India, officials have said.

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Sri Lanka arrests scores of Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka's navy has said it has arrested 73 Indian fishermen for illegal poaching in its waters amid heightened tensions between the neighbouring countries over the long-standing issue.

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