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UN says Sri Lanka is violating refugee laws

The UN refugee agency has accused Sri Lanka of breaking international law in its growing campaign to force out Pakistani asylum seekers without a fair hearing.

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Bangladeshi ferry owner arrested over sinking

Bangladeshi security officials have arrested the owner of a heavily overloaded river boat that sank last week, drowning scores of people.

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#Pakistan beefs up security ahead of protests

IslamabadPakistani authorities have stepped up security to quell the prospect of protest marches against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government.

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Sri Lanka slams 'false' US travel warning

Sri Lanka has accused the United States of creating a "false and alarmist view" after Washington warned of possible violence on the island and said anti-Western sentiment was rising.

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India's PM visits disputed #Kashmir zone

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled to the disputed area of Kashmir, where he will become the first high-ranking political leader in 15 years to visit the Siachen glacier - dubbed the world's highest battlefield.

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Report blasts US over Afghan civilian deaths

Civilian casualtiesThe US failed to properly investigate civilian killings, including possible war crimes, which occurred during its military operations in Afghanistan, rights group Amnesty International has said.

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Suicide bomber targets #NATO convoy in Kabul

At least four civilians have been killed in a suicide bombing targeting a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said.

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Qadri supporters clash with #Pakistan police

Supporters of a Pakistani anti-government cleric have clashed with police in the country's second largest city resulting in at least four deaths, 500 arrests and six police officers missing, officials said.

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New Delhi stray dogs to boost security force

Stray dogs roaming the Indian capital may soon find themselves attending police training school with civic authorities planning to turn the animals into security dogs, reports say.

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Afghan poll rivals sign unity government deal

presidential candidateAfghanistan's feuding presidential candidates have signed a deal to work on the formation of a national unity government, as an audit attempts to decide the winner of the country's fraud-tainted election.

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Afghan 'insider attack' leaves seven dead

An Afghan policeman has turned his gun on his colleagues at a police checkpoint in the country's south, killing seven policemen, a provincial official has said.

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