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#Pakistan targets fighters in tribal region

Pakistan's army says its jets have killed at least 18 fighters as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate armed groups' hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region.

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UK troops leave #Afghanistan after 13 years

British forcesBritish troops have ended combat operations in Afghanistan as they and US troops handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a US-led invasion to topple the Taliban.

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Bangladeshi leader jailed for war crime dies

The former leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital, officials have said.

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Afghan civilians killed in attack on car

Afghan police have said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

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Hazaras shot dead in attack on #Pakistan bus

At least eight members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority have been killed and two people wounded, when unknown gunmen opened fire at a bus in a market in the outskirts of Quetta in Balochistan.

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#Pakistan cleric Qadri ends Islamabad protest

An anti-government cleric who has been campaigning in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has ended his 65-day-long protest.

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Soldiers killed in Afghan bomb blast

At least four Afghan soldiers were killed, and about a dozen people, including six civilians, wounded after a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital, officials said.

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#Pakistan suspends 'anti-government' channel

Pakistan's media regulation authority has taken a private television news channel, ARY news, off air for 15 days after accusing it of "maligning" the country's judiciary.

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Sri Lanka 'to hold early presidential poll'

Sri Lanka will hold presidential election in January next year, two years ahead of schedule, Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has said.

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#Nepal to end trekker disaster rescue effort

Rescue operations in the northern mountains of Nepal are due to end after all the hikers stranded because of a series of blizzards and avalanches were rescued.

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Dozens dead in #Bangladesh bus crash

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens injured after two buses collided head-on in northwest Bangladesh, police say.

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