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Deaths reported in #Myanmar sectarian riots

Two people have been killed during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay, police said.

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India's Modi visits #Kashmir amid strike

India's Narendra Modi has faced a general strike during his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir.

Shops, businesses and schools were mostly shut on Friday in the Indian-administered state, after separatist groups opposed to Indian rule announced a strike in protest at the visit by the prime minister.

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Deaths reported in #Myanmar sectarian riots

Two people have been killed during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay, police said.

Read more: Deaths reported in #Myanmar sectarian riots

   

Indian MP apologises for rape remarks

An Indian politician has apologised after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement".

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Afghan soldiers die in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul killing at least 11 people, officials say.

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Police aim to subdue #Myanmar violence

Large numbers of police have been deployed and a curfew imposed in Myanmar’s second largest city in an attempt to bring escalating violence in the area under control.

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#India summons US envoy over spying claim

India has summoned a top US diplomat in New Dehli to complain for the third time about spying, following new claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.

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#Pakistan passes tough anti-terrorism law

security forcesPakistan has passed a law giving security forces sweeping powers to clamp down on terrorism, but many activists and politicians have described the provisions as draconian.

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Indian Shias sign up to fight in #Iraq

A top Shia group in India has called for thousands of volunteers to travel to Iraq to fight "terrorism" by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebels, "protect Shia shrines" and "look after" the wounded, the group members said.

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Taliban hold territory after Afghan offensive

The Taliban has established a foothold in southern Afghanistan in a 10-day battle against Afghan forces, locals said, as the army and police struggle to prove they can defeat the fighters without NATO help.

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#India launches foreign satellites into space

India's domestically-produced Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has blasted off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, carrying satellites from France, Germany, Canada and Singapore.

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