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India army: Three soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

Fatal incident the latest amid flaring tensions in disputed region of Kashmir between rivals Pakistan and India.

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Pakistan: Cross-border fire kills four Kashmiris

Cross-border fighting between nuclear-armed neighbours continues in Himalayan region with claims of Indian troop losses.

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Hope for survivors fades in India train disaster

Rescue workers spend the night digging through mangled remains of the derailment that killed at least 142 people.

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Deaths as suicide bomber attacks Shia mosque in Kabul

ISIL claims suicide attack inside Baqir-ul-uloom mosque as Shia Muslims mark Arbaeen period.

Shia mosque in Kabul

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Report: ISIL claims deadly attack on Pakistani forces

At least four members of Pakistani security forces killed by gunmen on a motorcycle in restive Baluchistan province.

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Over 100 people killed in India train derailment

Train was travelling from Patna to Indore when it derailed on Sunday morning, throwing several carriages off the tracks.

Rescue workers

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Pakistan: India shells kill three children in Kashmir

Pakistan says three children are killed by Indian mortar shells that hit their house in Kashmir's Kotli district.

Kashmir

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Kazakhstan: Capital Astana paralysed by cold weather

Temperature drops to minus 32C in the world’s second coldest capital city.

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Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar crackdown to Bangladesh

Surge of violence underscores lack of oversight of the military by the seven-month-old Aung San Suu Kyi administration.

Rohingya Muslims

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Israel 'using Indian tax money to oppress' Palestinians

Indian leaders roll red carpet for Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, amid criticism over Tel Aviv's "apartheid" regime.

Modi and Rivlin

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

ISIL said to claim responsibility after attack on security officials in Afghanistan's capital leaves at least six.

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