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Ansar al-Islam claims Bangladesh student's killing

Monitoring group says al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Islam hacked to death Nazimuddin Samad as a "lesson to blasphemers".

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Hundreds protest in Bangladesh over student's murder

Nazimuddin Samad's killing is the latest in a series targeting secular bloggers and campaigners in Bangladesh.

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Myanmar: New Suu Kyi government releases 69 prisoners

More detainees expected to be released, including 40 students facing charges since March 2015.

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Pakistan probes Islamic court set up in Lahore

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is accused of setting up the court in Punjab's main city, but describes it as an "arbitration service".

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Senior Afghan Taliban proposes US talks

In a letter, Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir calls on the Taliban leadership to negotiate with the US and Western governments.

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Bangladesh activist Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death

The murder is the latest incident of aggression against secular bloggers and activists in the Muslim-majority country.

Bangladesh activist

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Arsenic-laced water affects millions in Bangladesh

Government promised to clean up the water supply but a rights group says poor governance has hampered those efforts.

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Report finds 'alarming rise' in executions in 2015

Surge in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia brings death toll to its highest point in 25 years, Amnesty International says.

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Pakistan to probe Panama Papers allegations

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces formation of Judicial Commission to probe allegations.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Warring neighbours agree to stop fighting after four days of intense violence that threatened to spiral into war.

Nagorno-Karabakh

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Scores dead as flash floods ravage northwest Pakistan

At least 63 killed and over 30 injured as incessant rains cause havoc particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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