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Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat

Gun battle near Salma dam in western province follows country's deadliest Ramadan month since the 2001 US invasion.

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Scores killed in tanker fire near Bahawalpur

Scores die while collecting fuel from vehicle that overturned and exploded on road near Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan.

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Holiday marking end of fasting month characterised by prayers followed by feasts and visits to family and friends.

The Eid al-Fitr

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Twin blasts kill dozens in Parachinar market

Two explosions tear through busy marketplace crowded with people shopping for food to break their Ramadan fast.

Parachinar

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Kulbhushan Jadhav asks for clemency, says Pakistan army

Pakistan army releases new video confession from Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death on allegations of spying.

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Deadly car bomb hits Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah

At least 29 people killed and more than 50 wounded after bomb detonates outside bank branch in Helmand province.

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UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

India to become world's most populous country by 2024, while Nigeria will overtake US in third spot, says UN report.

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India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan's cricket win

Indian authorities slap sedition charges against villagers for cheering Pakistan's cricket victory in Champions Trophy.

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Taliban kill Afghan security guards

Eight guards were killed while they were on their way to work at Bagram airfield, main US military base in Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces

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Afghan police killed in Taliban attack in Gardez

One attacker continues to fire at police inside a special forces headquarters building in the eastern city of Gardez.

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Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

The two officials were travelling to their home country from Jalalabad in Nangarhar when they disappeared.

Jalalabad

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