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India's ruling party concedes defeat in #Delhi

Results show former chief minister Kejriwal's opposition AAP party heading for landslide win in Delhi state.

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#Afghanistan says #ISIL commander killed in drone strike

Country's intelligence agency says the commander, identified as Mullah Abdul Rauf, was killed along with five others.

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Afghans fleeing #Pakistan after Peshawar school massacre

About 22,000 have left due to abuse following December attack believed to have been planned in Afghanistan, IOM says.

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Ex-minister poised to win #Delhi poll

Aam Aadmi Party's Kejriwal looking to complete comeback and deliver first blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.

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Bomb attacks kill several in #Bangladesh

At least nine killed by opposition activists attacking a bus and a truck in Dakha and Barisal district, officials say.

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Exit polls show anti-corruption party leading in #Delhi

Polls show Arvind Kejriwal's Common People's Party ahead in state election, a result that would deal major blow to PM.

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#India comedy pulled from YouTube over 'vulgar' content

AIB Knockout show that attracted more than eight million hits in just few days taken down amid free speech fears.

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New Sri Lankan leader calls for unity amid ethnic rift

Maithripala Sirisena says nation has failed to heal divisions between ethnic groups since end of brutal civil war.

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#Bangladesh passengers burned to death in bus attack

At least seven people dead after suspected anti-government protesters hurl petrol bomb at bus carrying local tourists.

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Fire at #Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13 people

At least 13 bodies recovered as rescuers continue search for victims after five-storey building catches fire in Dhaka.

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Sri Lanka appoints minority Tamil as chief justice

Kanagasabapathy Sripavan becomes the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decades.

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