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Police in #India investigate elderly nun's rape

Five detained for questioning in West Bengal state after sexual assault of 71-year-old nun in convent by robbers.

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Worshippers killed in #Pakistan church bombings

At least 14 people dead and dozens wounded in twin bombing targeting two churches in Lahore, police say.

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Elderly nun gang-raped by bandits in eastern #India

Woman in her 70s raped by group after she tried to prevent robbery at Christian missionary school in West Bangal state.

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India's Modi visits Sri Lanka's war-torn Jaffna

Narendra Modi to hand over at least 27,000 new homes as part of efforts to promote ethnic reconciliation.

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#Maldives ex-president sentenced to 13 years in jail

Mohamed Nasheed convicted on terrorism charges by criminal court's three-judge bench.

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#Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks plotter

Islamabad High Court declares detention of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Order void.

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Sri Lanka reveals plans for inquiry into war crimes

President Maithripala Sirisena prepared to engage UN but rules out international investigation into 26-year civil war.

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#Pakistan to restart execution of death row prisoners

Islamabad lifts moratorium on death penalty in all capital cases for those inmates who have exhausted their appeals.

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#Pakistan test launched surface to surface ballistic missile

Pakistan has conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III surface to surface ballistic missile.

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#Bangladesh orders N Korean envoy out for smuggling gold

Son Young Nam was caught with 27-kg of gold worth $1.4m when he arrived at Dhaka's airport last week.

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#Pakistan court upholds conviction for governor's killer

Former police commando and bodyguard was sentenced to death for the killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in 2011.

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