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Twenty policemen, dozens of Taliban killed in Shah Joi

At least 20 officers, dozens of fighters dead in violence sweeping southern Shah Joi district, with many also wounded.

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Indian woman cuts off genitals of rapist Hindu holy man

The woman, 23, says the 54-year-old Hindu religious teacher raped her for years and cut of his genital in defence.

sexual assault

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Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

No group has so far claimed responsibility but authorities in Logar province blamed the Taliban for the killings.

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ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution

UN court orders Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, in a setback to Islamabad.

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav

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Six dead in ISIL attack on Jalalabad TV station

Five employees of state broadcaster and four attackers among the dead in siege in eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Civilians killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan

Children among those killed in separate unclaimed bombings in Kapisa and Kandahar provinces.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India, Pakistan face off at ICJ

India urges top UN court to order Pakistan to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav convicted to death by army court.

Kulbhushan Jadhav

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan hits Armenia defence unit

Separatists in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region vow to retaliate after Azerbaijan destroys air defence missile system.

Nagorno-Karabakh

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India: Men gang-rape woman, smash skull with bricks

Mother of 23-year-old victim who was killed in attack north of Delhi had alerted authorities about one of the accused.

Indian schoolchildren

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Nepal votes in first local elections in 20 years

Nepalese are lining up to vote for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades.

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Gunmen kill 10 labourers in Balochistan's Gwadar

Attack was claimed by the Baloch Liberation Army, which has been fighting for an independent homeland for the Baloch.

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