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India court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre

Conviction comes 14 years after religious violence that judge described as "one of the darkest days of civil society".

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Tension prevails at Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Trade suffers at Torkham crossing as Afghan officials object to construction of fence and gate on the Pakistani side.

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Woman in Pakistan attacks man with acid for refusing marriage proposal

A 36-year-old woman attacked on Thursday a man with acid for declining her marriage proposal in Multan.

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Pakistani province allocates $2m for transgender people

Funds come after a wave of attacks on the community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that prompted protests.

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Border guard killed in Pakistan-Afghanistan clashes

Torkham border crossing remains closed for the fourth day as violence over construction of a gate by Pakistan continues.

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Afghanistan-Pakistan border clashes kill two soldiers

Two soldiers killed and 22 others wounded after border forces exchanged fire at Torkham crossing.

Torkham crossing

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Afghan soldier killed in border clash with Pakistan

Afghan soldier killed, several civilians injured after border forces exchanged fire at Torkham crossing, officials say.

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Bangladesh arrests thousands after series or murders

Police officials say 3,245 arrested in last 24 hours and 8,192 held in total since crackdown began on Friday.

Bangladesh arrest

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ISIL claims it killed Hindu volunteer in Bangladesh

Amid reports of arrests as part of police action, group reportedly claims responsibility for murder in Pabna district.

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US widens military role in Afghanistan to fight Taliban

White House says plan includes "advice and assistance" as well as "occasional" operations against Taliban forces.

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Maldives jails ex-VP for president 'assassination plot'

Ahmed Adeeb sentenced to 15 years in prison just days after getting a separate 10-year conviction on "terrorism" charge.

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