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#Pakistan judges uphold creation of military courts

Supreme Court maintains establishment of courts to hear "terrorism" cases, despite objections from rights groups.

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Dozens dead as two trains derail over river in India

At least 27 dead, dozens missing and more than 300 rescued after carriages tumble into river in Madhya Pradesh.

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#Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite appeals

Defenders say convict was a teenager when he killed a boy in 2004 and that he was tortured into confessing.

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#India orders adult websites blocked on moral grounds

Leaked government order asks internet service providers to bar access to 857 sites on grounds of morality and decency.

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#Taliban leaders dispute appointment of Mullah Mansoor

Supreme Council member tells say decision to appoint Mullah Omar's successor was taken without involving seniors.

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#India and #Bangladesh settle old dispute in land swap

India adds more than 15,000 new citizens, while over 36,000 take Bangladeshi nationality in historic deal.

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Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

Little is known about the new Taliban leader except that he is reclusive, softly-spoken and a part of core leadership.

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New #Taliban head calls for unity in first audio message

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity among Afghan Taliban and promises to continue his group's fight.

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Indian teachers kidnapped in #Libya

India's foreign minister posted on Twitter that two of the four men abducted near Sirte had been released.

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#Afghanistan peace talks on hold amid Taliban turmoil

Afghan Taliban announces that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will be group's new leader, confirming death of founder Mullah Omar.

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#India executes plotter of deadly 1993 #Mumbai bombings

Yakub Memon hanged for role in killing of more than 250 people in Mumbai, after last minute bids for clemency rejected.

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