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UN wants probe into killing of blogger Yameen Rasheed

Prominent blogger Yameen Rasheed died after he was found at his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds.

Yameen Rasheed

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Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

Police forces fire live ammunition into the air to disperse students in central Srinagar, as violence intensifies.

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Cow-protection vigilantes held in Jammu and Kashmir

Members of Muslim family targeted by vigilantes among those held by police amid growing concern over issue.

Cow-protection

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Suspected Maoist rebels kill 24 troops in Chhattisgarh

At least 24 troops killed in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police say.

India's Maoists

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Afghan officials resign after Taliban attack

Army chief and defence minister forced to step down as country mourns loss of 130 lives in Taliban assault on army base.

The Balkh attack

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Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives capital

Prominent blogger and internet activist Yameen Rasheed was found with multiple stab wounds in stairway of his building.

Maldives capital

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Taliban attack prompts resignation calls in Afghanistan

Ministers, army chiefs must resign for failing to provide security, Afghan public says following deadly base assault.

Afghan families have buried their dead

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Afghanistan mourns after deadly Taliban attack on base

President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.

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Truck ploughs into Indian farmers killing at least 14

Accident occurred when driver lost control of speeding vehicle and struck an electricity pole.

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Mob attack over blasphemy claim in Pakistan's Chitral

Policemen injured in third such incident this month following a student's killing by a mob and shooting of faith healer.

Pakistan's Chitral

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Taliban fighters attack Afghan army base, 'killing 140'

Fighters dressed in military uniforms attack major army base in Balkh province as soldiers leave Friday prayers.

Afghan troops

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