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Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official.

Taliban fighter

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India: Changes to demonetisation policy sparks anger

Shortened deadline in process to phase out 500 rupee notes leaves customers with few choices.

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Rights group: Act now to avoid Rohingya genocide

Fortify Rights says "systematic violations" have been "overlooked" by Western powers.

Rohingya minorities

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Indian court orders cinemas to play national anthem

Supreme Court orders anthem to be played before all movie screenings - and all exits blocked.

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Kashmir: Human rights activist Khurram Parvez released

Khurram was arrested at his home in Srinagar in September, a day after he was barred from travelling to Switzerland.

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India unveils the world's largest solar power plant

The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year.

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Pakistan's new army chief takes command

Qamar Javed Bajwa takes control of army as tensions escalate with arch-rival India and Afghanistan.

Qamar Javed Bajwa

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Seven Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Police say four gunmen also killed during early morning raid on Nagrota army base in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

LoC

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Bangladesh refuses Rohingya fleeing 'ethnic cleansing'

Eight boats carrying Rohingya refugees have been turned away by Bangladesh as thousands amass on the border.

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Armed men free top Sikh fighter in India prison break

KLF's Harminder Singh Mintoo freed along with four other inmates from a high security prison in the Punjab state.

Punjab

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Fighters attack army base in Pakistan's northwest

Curfew imposed in Mohmand Agency following assault on army facility claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban.

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