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Bangladeshi blogger murdered in capital Dhaka

Police arrest two suspects near scene of attack, the second on nation's writers critical of religious teachings.

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Suicide attack targets MP in Afghan capital

Officials say the suspected Taliban attack killed three people and wounded MP Mujedi.

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Uzbeks go to polls expected to extend 26-year rule

President Islam Karimov says Uzbekistan needs "strong government", promising that "the time will come" for freedoms.

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Thousands march in Kabul over mob killing of woman

Marchers demand justice for Afghan woman beaten to death after being falsely accused of burning Quran.

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India's top court rules in favour of free speech

Section 66A of country's Information and Technology Act, which was used by politicians to hound critics, struck down.

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Pakistani fighters reportedly killed in #Afghanistan

Intelligence officials say US drone strike left nine dead in Nangarhar, adjoining site of fighting across the border.

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Bus passengers killed in #Afghanistan attack

Latest incident to target civilians in the country's conflict leaves 13 people dead in Wardak province, close to Kabul.

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Troop pullout on agenda for Afghan president's US visit

Ashraf Ghani to meet with President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry in his first trip to Washington as president.

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Afghan women carry body of lynched woman to burial

Female rights activists in Kabul carry coffin of woman beaten to death for allegedly burning Quran to graveyard.

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Motorcycle blast hits Shia mosque in Karachi

At least two dead after bomb planted on vehicle explodes outside mosque after Friday prayers in southern Pakistan city.

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Dozens killed in Indian train accident

At least 30 dead and 50 wounded in crash after express train derailed in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

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