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Roadside bomb kills Afghan civilians in Kunar

At least seven killed, including two children, in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Kunar Province, officials say.

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#Pakistan steps up campaign against fighters

Aerial strikes in Tirah Valley reported as country steps up attacks on suspected Pakistani Taliban stronghold.

Tirah Valley

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Afghan civilian casualties 'hit record high'

UN says casualties are expected to exceed 10,000 by end of 2014, making it deadliest year for noncombatants since 2009.

NATO troops

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#Pakistan army 'kills dozens of Taliban'

Military says 32 fighters were killed in an operation in the northwestern Tirah valley close to Afghan border.

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#Pakistan to appeal bail for 'Mumbai plotter'

Prosecutor says he will challenge the decision to release the man accused of masterminding deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

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#Pakistan executes two after school massacre

Two people executed days after government lifted moratorium on death penalty in the wake of massacre, officials say.

Taliban fighter

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India's biggest space rocket lifts off

Largest ever Indian commercial space rocket launches unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.

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Suicide attack kills policeman in #Kabul

Taliban suicide bomber followed by police detonates himself, killing a policeman in Kabul, Afghan police officials say.

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#Pakistan grants bail to #Mumbai attack accused

Bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, under arrest since 2009, comes days after massacre of students at a Pakistani school.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

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Attackers hit bank in southern #Afghanistan

Suicide attack and ensuing gunfight hit bank in Lashkar Gah city, killing at least 13 people, including six attackers.

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#Pakistan mourns school massacre dead

Relatives of 162 victims prepare for funerals as PM Sharif lifts ban on death penalty for terrorism charges.

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