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Afghan Taliban kills at least 12 in attack on bus

Taliban confirm attack in which officials say at least 35 people were also kidnapped.

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Fire in ammunition depot kills 17 in Pulgaon, India

At least 19 others injured after massive fire breaks out at ammunition depot in Pulgaon, in central India.

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Afghanistan: More than 50 police killed in Helmand

First major offensive by Taliban fighters since group appointed new leader leaves dozens dead in southern province.

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India makes arrests after spate of attacks on Africans

At least five arrested as New Delhi's Police Commissioner says there is "no element of racism" in recent attacks.

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Family of driver killed in US drone strike files case

Mohammad Azam's family says they are seeking justice after the father of four was killed along with Taliban leader.

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Afghan government urges Taliban to join peace talks

Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada offered olive branch after armed group announces his and two deputy leaders' appointments.

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Azerbaijan releases Khadija Ismayilova from jail

Khadija Ismayilova on probation after nearly two years of imprisonment widely seen as attempt to silence critical voice.

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Who is new Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada?

Conservative successor to Mullah Mansoor is known for overseeing bombings and for being a "ruthless" former judge.

Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada

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Indian shuttle test considered success

India's space agency releases video of reusable space shuttle test, saying technology worked as planned.

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Afghan Taliban: Haibatullah Akhunzada is new leader

Haibatullah Akhunzada, member of the conservative old guard, to head group whose last leader died in a US drone strike.

Haibatullah Akhunzada

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Obama says Afghan Taliban's Mullah Mansoor dead

US president calls apparent death an "important milestone" after several drones attack Mansoor's car in Pakistan.

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