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Afghanistan villagers describe life under ISIL's rule

Weeks after ISIL-linked fighters are pushed back by Afghan forces in country's east, residents tell their stories.

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Kazakhstan's ruling party set for easy election victory

No hope of change in Kazakhstan as all six parties participating in the poll support the republic's long-serving leader.

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Indian students arrested on sedition charges get bail

Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, both PHD students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, released.

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Pervez Musharraf leaves Pakistan to get Dubai treatment

Former army ruler, who faces treason charges, allowed to leave country for medical reasons after lifting of travel ban.

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Deadly bomb blast hits bus in Pakistan

Explosion rocks bus carrying government officials in northwestern Peshawar, killing 15 and wounding more than 30.

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Protests disrupt Bangladesh power-plant plan

Campaigners for clean energy force shelving of construction of coal-fired power station near Sundarban mangrove swamp.

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Bangladeshis launch 400km march against coal plants

Activists moving from Dhaka to world's largest mangrove forest say coal plant construction poses environmental threat.

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India teenager dies after being raped and set on fire

Sixteen-year-old succumbs to severe injuries in New Delhi hospital after assault on roof of family home, police say.

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Deaths as Taliban hit government offices in Afghanistan

At least three people are killed in a Taliban attack on police and intelligence offices in southern Helmand province.

Helmand's governor

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Bangladesh court upholds death sentence

Mir Quasem Ali was convicted of murder and abduction during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

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India: Teenage girl raped, set ablaze

15-year-old girl fights for her life with burns on 95 percent of her body as sexual assaults continue in India.

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