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Anti-Charlie Hebdo protests held in #Pakistan

Police fire water cannon and tear gas outside French consulate in Karachi, as rally against cartoon turns violent.

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Hundreds flee new fighting in Myanmar's north

Around 800 people flee their homes in Kachin state after government troops launch new offensive against ethnic rebels.

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Suspected rebels killed in #Kashmir gun battle

Five suspected fighters killed by Indian security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Sri Lanka calls for Rajapaksa probe

New government asks police to investigate "diabolical conspiracy" by ex-president to hold on to power after poll defeat.

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Pope canonises Sri Lanka's first saint

Hundreds of thousands of people attend mass in Colombo as Joseph Vaz, a 17th century missionary, canonised by pope.

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Dead bodies found floating in Indian river

More than 100 decaying bodies thought to be water burials surface in river Ganges considered sacred by Hindus.

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Illegally brewed liquor kills dozens in #India

At least 31 people have died and scores more in hospital after drinking bootleg liquor in Uttar Pradesh.

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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa denies 'coup attempt'

Former president dismisses government claims that he tried to remain in office after losing last week's election.

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Pope calls for Sri Lanka reconciliation

Pope Francis' Asia tour starts in Sri Lanka, a country still recovering from a 37-year ethnic conflict.

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Afghan president nominates new cabinet

Ashraf Ghani nominates 25 ministers after three months of attempting to establish a working government.

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Sri Lanka 'peaceful transition' questioned

Former leader tried to stay in office after losing Thursday's poll, spokesman for new President Sirisena says.

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