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Thirty Shia Muslims kidnapped in #Afghanistan

Men from minority Hazara group were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan when masked gunmen took them away.

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#Maldives police drag former president into court

Mohamed Nasheed arrested on Sunday and charged under anti-terrorism law for abusing his powers while president in 2012.

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#Bangladesh launches probe into deadly ferry sinking

Police arrest captain and two crew of cargo ship that hit ferry on Sunday in the Padma river, leaving at least 70 dead.

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Scores killed in #Bangladesh ferry accident

At least 48 people killed after vessel carrying about 140 passengers sinks after colliding with cargo ship.

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#Maldives arrests ex-president

Mohamed Nasheed charged under anti-terrorism laws over 2012 decision to arrest senior judge.

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Employees raid Afghan bank and flee with cash

Official says workers at branch of central bank in southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as $1.4m.

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Thousands rally for ex-Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa

At least 20,000 people gather in Colombo urging former leader to return to politics a month after his electoral defeat.

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UN says civilian deaths up 25 percent in #Afghanistan

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in 2014 as ground offensive intensified and spread towards regional hubs, UN says.

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#India PM to auction controversial suit bearing his name

After being widely mocked for wearing expensive suit to meet Obama, Modi says money raised will help clean the Ganges.

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#Bangladesh orders top political figure to hang

War crimes tribunal orders execution of top Jamaat-Islami leader for atrocities during country's 1971 liberation war.

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Deadly attack against Shia mosque in Islamabad

At least three people killed and several seriously wounded in attack on Shia mosque in Pakistan's capital.

attack in Peshawar

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