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#Pakistan security forces foil air base attack

Pakistani police say 10 attackers were killed when security forces thwarted an assault on two air bases near the southwestern city Quetta.

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Imran Khan convoy shot at in #Pakistan

Imran Khan convoyTension soared in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala after Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said gun shots were fired at his vehicle as he led an anti-government march to the capital.

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One dead in #Pakistan airport attack

A man has been killed and at least two policemen have been wounded in an attack on Quetta airport in Pakistan's Balochistan region, Reuters news agency reported.

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#Pakistan protesters head towards capita

Thousands of opposition activists in Pakistan are heading towards the capital, Islamabad, demanding that the prime minister step down.

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Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot 'sleeps'

India's civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.

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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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