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Attackers charged after Indian lynched for eating beef

September beating death of Muslim man suspected of consuming beef results in 15 charged in Uttar Pradesh state.

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Residents stranded as battle for Helmand intensifies

Residents say battle for Sangin district has left them stranded as the clashes continue for the third day.

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#India jet crash kills all 10 aboard

No survivors after small chartered aircraft crashes into a wall shortly after take-off from New Delhi's main airport.

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Fierce fight for #Helmand as Afghan Taliban gains ground

District falls to Taliban a day after Helmand's deputy governor warned president of losing the key province.

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Six US soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Rocket barrage hits Kabul after motorcycle-riding bomber kills six US troops near Bagram airbase.

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#Pakistan hunts down network of female ISIL fundraisers

Police in Karachi searching for 20 women from well-off families accused of funding attacks and arranging wives for ISIL.

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ISIL hits Afghan airwaves to drum up support

Radio broadcasts launched by ISIL loyalists in Nangarhar used to recruit fighters and spread anti-government propaganda.

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Taliban close to taking over Helmand: Afghan official

Deputy governor takes to Facebook to warn president the southern province may fall after 90 soldiers killed in two days.

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#India gang-rapist freed despite petition

Protesters take to streets as the attacker of an infamous 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old student is released.

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US 'tracking closely' ISIL threat in #Afghanistan

Making unannounced visit to Kabul, Ashton Carter says Afghan security forces would need assistance for some time.

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Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Canonisation of Albanian nun who cared for the poor in India may take place on her death anniversary next year.

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