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Afghanistan: Scores of ISIL fighters dead in MOAB raid

Afghan officials raise the number of ISIL fighters killed after the US army dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb.

MOAB struck the Achin district of Nangarhar

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India probes video of 'human shield' in Kashmir

Soldiers accused of tying a man to the front of an army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwers.

Kashmiri protester

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Several killed during military raid in central Pakistan

Clashes between Pakistani military and Taliban fighters in Dera Ghaza Khan leave three soldiers and nine Taliban dead.

Pakistan Rangers

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MOAB attack: Condemnation, praise over massive bombing

Afghanistan shouldn't be a 'testing ground for new and dangerous weapons' Hamid Karzai says after US drops mega-bomb.

MOAB

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US drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIL in Afghanistan

Central Command says largest US non-nuclear bomb dropped on caves and bunkers used by ISIL in Afghanistan.

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Pakistani student killed over alleged blasphemy

Mob attacks three students in university canteen over blasphemy allegation, killing one and wounding two others.

students march

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Suicide bomb attack in heart of Kabul kills five

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly suicide bomb blast near government offices in the centre of the Afghan capital.

Kabul

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Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

The highest honour given to a citizen by the UN, Yousafzai received the award to promote girls education.

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India warns Pakistan of consequences in spy row

Indian foreign minister labels Pakistan's decision to hand death sentence to alleged spy 'premeditated murder'.

Sushma Swaraj

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Kashmir tense after clashes mar by-election

Indian police impose curfew-like curbs across parts of region, a day after deadly clashes between protesters and police.

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Pakistan army sentences Indian 'spy' to death

Jadhav, arrested in March 2016, sentenced on charges of planning, coordinating and organising espionage activities.

Kulbhushan Jadhav

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