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#Pakistan calls in reinforcement amid clashes

Anti-government protesters have continued to clash with the police in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, as government called for reinforcements after overnight clashes left at least three dead and more than 300 injured.

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#Afghanistan road accident leaves many dead

At least 23 people have been killed in western Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a van, official have said, in the latest accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.

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Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base

A least six people have been reported killed in a Taliban attack on an Afghan intelligence building in the eastern city of Jalalabad, sources said.

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Protesters march on #Pakistan PM's residence

PM's residencePolice in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad have fired tear gas and rubber bullets on anti-government protesters attempting to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence, injuring six people, officials said..

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#Myanmar 'loses ten million people' in census

Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people - far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census.

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#Pakistan army steps in amid political crisis

Pakistan's powerful military has stepped back into politics, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters demanding the resignation of prime minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.

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Academic recovered from Pakistani Taliban

Pakistani troops have recovered a prominent academic held for four years by the Taliban in the country's troubled northwest, officials have said.

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Gunmen target minority sect in #Pakistan

Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in southwest Pakistan, killing at least six members of a minority Islamic sect and wounding seven others, officials have said.

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High security for Muzaffarnagar commemoration

India has deployed heavy security in the restive Muzaffarnagar district of northern Uttar Pradesh state where villagers are commemorating last year's deadly violence in which scores were killed and thousands displaced.

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#Pakistan set for 'decisive' day of protests

Tens of thousands of protesters are preparing to convene in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, in the "deciding day" of a bid to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after discussions between opposition groups and the government ended without agreement.

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US moves prisoners from #Afghanistan to #Yemen

The United States has moved two more prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital after nine prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan last week, the Pentagon has said.

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