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Father charged over #Pakistan stoning death

The father of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was stoned to death and four other men have been charged with killing her.

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#Afghanistan rejects proposal to ban #Facebook

The Afghan government has rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during an ongoing deadlock over the presidential election after fears that social media postings have fanned ethnic hatred, officials have said.

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Indian nurses stranded in #Iraq return home

More than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped in an area of Iraq seized by Sunni armed fighters have arrived in India after being freed from the rebel-held city of Mosul.

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Afghan poll candidates feud on eve of results

Afghan poll candidatesAfghanistan's rival presidential candidates clashed over alleged fraud ahead of the release of preliminary election results, setting the stage for further instability in the violence-hit country.

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Taliban torches fuel tankers near Kabul

Taliban fighters have set fire to about 200 oil tankers supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital, police say.

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Deaths reported in #Myanmar sectarian riots

Two people have been killed during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay, police said.

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India's Modi visits #Kashmir amid strike

India's Narendra Modi has faced a general strike during his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir.

Shops, businesses and schools were mostly shut on Friday in the Indian-administered state, after separatist groups opposed to Indian rule announced a strike in protest at the visit by the prime minister.

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Deaths reported in #Myanmar sectarian riots

Two people have been killed during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay, police said.

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Indian MP apologises for rape remarks

An Indian politician has apologised after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals, in what he said was "a gross error of judgement".

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Afghan soldiers die in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul killing at least 11 people, officials say.

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Police aim to subdue #Myanmar violence

Large numbers of police have been deployed and a curfew imposed in Myanmar’s second largest city in an attempt to bring escalating violence in the area under control.

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