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Indian army admits killing #Kashmir teenagers

The Indian army has taken responsibility for the death of two teenagers after its soldiers in India-administered Kashmir fired upon a car which also left two injured, according to local media reports.

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Pakistani 'blasphemer' killed by policeman

Pakistani police say an an axe-wielding officer killed a Shia man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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#Bangladesh Islamist 'may hang in a week'

Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister said.

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Suu Kyi says #Myanmar reforms have stalled

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the US against being overly optimistic about Myanmar's chances of progress, saying political reforms in her country have stalled.

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#Pakistan couple killed on blasphemy suspicion

blasphemy A Christian couple were beaten to death in Pakistan and their bodies burnt in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.

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Deputy governor among dead in Afghan attacks

Attacks across Afghanistan, including the fatal shooting of a deputy provincial governor, have killed five people in the past two days as the country commemorated the most revered religious day in the Shia calendar.

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#Bangladesh party official faces death penalty

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down for a Jamaat-e-Islami leader for atrocities committed more than four decades ago, the latest in a spate of rulings against the Islamist party's officials.

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#Bangladesh Jamaat leader given death sentence

A key leader of Bangladesh's main religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.

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Dozens killed in Pakistan-India border blast

Pakistan-India borderA suicide blast close to the Pakistan-India border has killed at least 55 people and left more than 150 wounded, police said.The explosion took place at the Wagah border crossing near Lahore.

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Suicide attack kills Afghan security forces

Nine Afghan security forces personnel have been killed in a suicide attack south of the capital Kabul, provincial officials have said.

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UN bill urges #Myanmar to drop identity plan

A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."

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