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Four Indians killed in communal clashes at Hindu festival

West Bengal authorities ban public gatherings and shutdown internet after religious festival sparks communal violence.

Hindu festival

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Russia, Taliban 'laughed' at US claims of Moscow arming fighters

Representatives of Russia and the Taliban scoffed at the US allegations during their conversations, says Russian envoy.

Zamir Kabulov

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Amal Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar

Amal Clooney asserts the innocence of Reuters journalists on trial for reporting Rohingya massacre in Rakhine state.

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US, UAE missed chance to capture Taliban leader: Post

Akhtar Mansoor visited Dubai to fundraise months before his assassination in 2016, Washington Post reports.

Akhtar Mansoor

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CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots

Over 600 incidents have been logged in the past five years.

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Afghanistan: Blast hits Shia mosque in Herat

At least one reported dead and several wounded in suicide attack on Shia mosque in PD 7 in western city of Herat.

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Species worldwide in decline as result of human activity

Over the coming decades, climate change will worsen the loss of biodiversity even more, the report warned.

Species

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Afghanistan: Deadly car bombing near Helmand stadium

Car bomb explosion near stadium hosting wrestling match kills at least 12 and wounds 40, health official says.

Helmand

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Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

Abdulla Yameen lifts emergency a day after an ex-president and two top judges were put on trial on terrorism charges.

Abdulla Yameen

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Myanmar journalists in court 100 days after their arrest

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested over an investigation into Rohingya killings by military.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

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Afghanistan: Dozens killed in ISIL attack near Kabul University

At least 29 people killed, 52 others wounded when suicide bomber detonated himself in a crowded area in Afghan capital.

Kabul University

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