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Thousands rally against detention of #Maldives ex-leader

Supporters of country's former President Mohamed Nasheed march in capital Male calling for his release.

Mohamed Nasheed

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Suicide attack 'targets Turkish embassy car' in Kabul

Taliban claim responsibility for bombing which killed two near Iran's embassy in Afghan capital.

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Arrest warrant issued for #Bangladesh ex-PM

Court issues warrant after Khaleda Zia, currently under house arrest, fails to attend hearings for graft charges.

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Avalanches kill scores in Afghanistan's northeast

Rescuers continue the search for survivors as at least 124 people are confirmed dead in Panjshir Valley.

Panjshir Valley

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UN climate panel chief steps down amid sex claims

Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli has been appointed as acting IPCC head following Rajendra K Pachauri's resignation.

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Thirty Shia Muslims kidnapped in #Afghanistan

Men from minority Hazara group were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan when masked gunmen took them away.

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#Maldives police drag former president into court

Mohamed Nasheed arrested on Sunday and charged under anti-terrorism law for abusing his powers while president in 2012.

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#Bangladesh launches probe into deadly ferry sinking

Police arrest captain and two crew of cargo ship that hit ferry on Sunday in the Padma river, leaving at least 70 dead.

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Scores killed in #Bangladesh ferry accident

At least 48 people killed after vessel carrying about 140 passengers sinks after colliding with cargo ship.

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#Maldives arrests ex-president

Mohamed Nasheed charged under anti-terrorism laws over 2012 decision to arrest senior judge.

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Employees raid Afghan bank and flee with cash

Official says workers at branch of central bank in southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as $1.4m.

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