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Italy seeks US help for marines held in India

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked for US help in resolving a long-delayed court case in India against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.

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Taliban attacks foreign guesthouse in Kabul

Afghan security forces end siege on Roots for Peace guesthouse in upscale Kabul area.The siege of a Kabul guesthouse used by a US-based aid group ended after Afghan security forces killed the last Taliban gunman holed up inside, a military commander said.

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Pakistan borders with Iran

In a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, he said his country will never allow the terrorists to use its soil to carry out attacks on Iran.

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UN approves Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

The top United Nations rights body has approved an international war crimes inquiry into alleged crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka's civil war.

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Pakistan and Taliban in face-to-face talks

Face-to-face talks between the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan [TTP] have begun in an attempt to halt years of violent attacks across the country.

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India's Congress unveils poll manifesto

India's ruling Congress party has unveiled its election manifesto, promising a slew of pro-poor measures, including homes and health care for all.

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Top court slams Indian state for riots

India's top court has criticised the government of Uttar Pradesh state for failing to prevent riots in Muzaffarnagar last year that resulted in the deaths of about 60 people.

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UN considers probe into Sri Lanka atrocities

Rights body debates report on alleged war crimesSri Lanka faces renewed condemnation at the United Nations' top human rights body, as a resolution for an international criminal investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by government soldiers is being debated in Geneva.

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Pakistan rejects Afghan hotel attack claims

Pakistan has said it is "highly disturbing" to see what is said were attempts by Afghanistan to implicate it in last week's attack on a Kabul hotel in which nine civilians were shot dead by armed men.

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Kejriwal to challenge Modi in Varanasi

The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party announced his plans on Tuesday to stand against the election frontrunner and opposition leader, Narendra Modi, in the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state.

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Taliban attacks Kabul election office

The Afghan capital is on high alert with presidential elections less than two weeks away [AP]Suicide bombers and gunmen have attacked an election commission office beside the home of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and engaged in a lengthy gun battle with security forces, less than two weeks before a presidential poll.

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