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Gun battles rage near Indian consulate in Afghanistan

Fighters suspected to be holed up in nearby building after trying to enter consulate in city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Heavy gunfire as Indian airbase siege enters third day

Indian officials vow to kill remaining gunmen, following attack on Pathankot base near the border with Pakistan.

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Deadly earthquake rocks northeastern India

Major 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits near India's border with Bangladesh and Myanmar, killing at least six people.

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Indian air force base rocked by fresh gunfire

At least two attackers remain inside Pathankot base in Punjab state after day-long siege declared over, officials say.

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Indian consulate in Afghanistan attacked

Explosions and gunfire heard as local official says gunmen try to enter consulate in city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Indian consulate

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Rival Afghan Taliban factions agree to ceasefire

Peace deal and prisoner swap agreed during Pakistan meeting, after heavy losses in recent battles between factions.

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India says air force base secured after deadly siege

Pre-dawn raid on defence facility in Pathankot in Punjab endangers recent progress in India-Pakistan peace progress.

Punjab

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Punjab attack threatens India-Pakistan peace progress

Four attackers and three Indian soldiers killed in pre-dawn attack on an Indian air force base.

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Delhi begins car restriction plan to tackle pollution

Indian capital kicks off odd-even 15-day trial aimed at reducing its record-high air pollution.

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Taliban suicide bombing targets restaurant in Kabul

At least three people killed and 15 injured in the latest in a series of deadly assaults in Afghanistan's capital.

restaurant in Kabul

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Two sentenced to death for murdering Bangladesh blogger

Bangladeshi court gives death sentence to two students found guilty of killing secular writer Thaba Baba.

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