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Afghans protest over alleged poll fraud

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has led several thousand demonstrators through Kabul, upping the stakes in his protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis.

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#India to ease visa rules for Bangladeshis

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, who has held talks with his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, in the capital, Dhaka, has said that its western neighbour has agreed to simplify the visa rules, according to reports.

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US blacklists Pakistan's Jamaat-ud-Dawa

The US State Department has named Pakistan's Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) a "foreign terrorist organisation", a status that freezes any assets it has under the US jurisdiction.

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UN names advisors for Sri Lanka war probe

Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president and Nobel laureate, will serve as an advisor to an international probe into alleged war crimes during the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, the UN has said.

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Hundreds held after Pakistani plane shooting

Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of people after fighters opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, and Dubai's Emirates cancelled flights to Peshawar in response, officials say.

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Afghan forces battle major Taliban offensive

About 100 Taliban fighters have been killed in five days of fighting with the government forces in southern Afghanistan after hundreds of armed rebels launched an offensive in the area to gain territory recently vacated by the US troops, officials have said.

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#India train derails in suspected rebel attack

A passenger train has derailed in eastern India, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist rebels, officials have said.

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#Pakistan plane attacked in Peshawar

A Pakistan International Airlines flight into Peshawar from Riyadh has been fired upon from the ground while landing at Bacha Khan International Airport.

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#Bangladesh defers verdict on Jamaat leader

Bangladesh's war crimes court has postponed a verdict on the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for alleged crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle, according to local media.

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#Bangladesh court set to rule on Jamaat leader

Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict against the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.

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Afghan election chief quits amid fraud claims

Afghanistan's chief electoral officer has resigned in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. 

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