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Bangladesh: Former prime minister Khaleda Zia granted bail

With three more pending cases against Zia, opposition leader unlikely to be released from jail right now, lawyers say.

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Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops.

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Gender bias kills 239,000 girls in India every year: Study

The figure does not include girls who are aborted simply for their gender, the researchers say.

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Afghan capital Kabul hit by explosion

One person injured after blast caused by explosive near park in central Kabul, officials say.

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Afghanistan: Government building attacked in Jalalabad, 12 dead

Four attackers killed by security forces after car bomb attack leaves eight civilians dead in eastern Afghan province.

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Distrust as Sri Lanka sets up body to probe missing people

Office of Missing Persons established to investigate disappearances of thousands of people during country's civil war.

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Myanmar: 19 killed in TNLA rebel attacks near China border

At least 19 people killed in Ta'ang National Liberation Army attacks near border gate with China, officials said.

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Prison riot in Indonesia leaves police officers dead

Situation in jail holding ISIL suspects near Jakarta tense as police officers continue to be held hostage by inmates.

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Afghanistan: ISIL and Taliban claim bomb attacks in Kabul

Eight suicide bombers took part in attacks on two police stations, one claimed by ISIL and the other by Taliban.

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Cambodia: Phnom Penh Post editor sacked over article

New owner of Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post fires editor and calls for article to be retracted, employees say.

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More dust storms hit northern India

Haboobs roll across cities, tearing down trees and power lines in Rajasthan and other states in northern India.

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