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PM Modi's party takes firm lead in state elections

Victory for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh would boost his chances of winning the 2019 general election.

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Investigation into ISIL claim of Kabul hospital attack

As Afghans grieve and funerals are under way, officials assess ISIL claim of hospital assault that killed more than 40.

Afghans are mourning

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Security forces kill 15-year-old protester in Kashmir

Amir Nazir dies in Indian-administered Padgampora village during protest over raid that left two suspected rebels dead.

troops

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Blasts, gunfire hit Kabul military hospital

Dozens also wounded at Sardar Daud Khan hospital in central Kabul after disguised gunmen launch assault.

Afghan National Army

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Pakistan temporarily reopens border with Afghanistan

Torkham and Chaman crossings reopened for 48 hours to allow stranded visitors in both countries to return home.

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Pakistan's cabinet green-lights tribal region reform

A 10-year development plan introduced in the restive northwest, including a merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slow in addressing atrocities, UN says, calling for a clear timeline for prosecuting crimes during civil war.

Sri Lanka Tamils

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ISIL expands in Afghan-Pakistan areas, widening attacks

ISIL expansion poses new challenge for US President Donald Trump, as he vowed to "totally destroy" the rebel group.

ISIL fighter

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Twin blasts in Kabul, Taliban claims deadly attacks

Explosions and gunfire ring out in different parts of Kabul, killing at least 16 in attacks claimed by the Taliban.

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Helmand: Taliban kill policemen and confiscate weapons

Armed group claims attack on checkpoint in Lashkar Gah but official says it could be an 'insider attack'.

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Friends and family mourn for slain Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Hundreds of family and friends join funeral of slain engineer in his hometown amid growing fears of hate crimes in US.

The father of Srinivas Kuchibhotla

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