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Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

President Sirisena announces end of security measures, after 'assessing the public safety situation'.

Muslim-owned shops

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Afghan baby named after 'infidel' Donald Trump

Donald Trump is 18-months old, but posting his photo ID on Facebook triggered backlash.

Asadullah Poya with his 18-month-old son Donald Trump in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 15, 2018 [Rahmat Gul/AP Photo]

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Taliban suicide bomber targets foreign contractors in Kabul

At least three civilians killed in attack aimed at compound housing foreign security contractors, officials say.

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Myanmar's ethnic Rakhine seek Rohingya-free buffer zone

Rakhine migrants move to parts of Rakhine State 'cleared' of Rohingya as part of plan to establish 'Muslim dry' zones.

The Rakhine migrants

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Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban

More than a dozen people also wounded after deadly explosion on the outskirts of Lahore.

Lahore

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UN: Facebook had a 'role' in Rohingya genocide

'I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast.'

Protest against Facebook in Jakarta-Indonesia

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'Miscommunication' blamed for deadly Kathmandu plane crash

At least 49 die after US-Bangla Airlines lands in 'wrong direction' at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.

Kathmandu plane crash

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Sanjrani: Pakistan's first senate chair from Balochistan

Sanjrani is also the youngest chairman of the upper house.

Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani

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'Pilot error' blamed for deadly Kathmandu plane crash

At least 49 die after US-Bangla Airlines lands in "wrong direction" at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.

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New findings could rewrite Bangladesh's history

Sundarbans forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sri Lanka: UN condemns anti-Muslim violence

Communal violence in central Kandy region has led to the deaths of at least two people with dozens injured.

Sri Lankan authorities

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