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Talks resume to end #Pakistan protests

The party of Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has said it was resuming talks with the government aimed at ending tense protests, even as it submitted the resignations of 34 of its politicians from parliament.

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#Pakistan lawmakers submit their resignations

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that the next 48 hours will be critical in the political events that are unfolding.

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#India blocks film on Indira Gandhi killing

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India's film certification board has blocked the release of a film on the 1984 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said.

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Pakistan's Khan quits talks with government

Pakistan opposition politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an expected crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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Army called in after deadly #India violence

Army troops have enforced a curfew in border districts of India's northeastern Assam state following violence that has left dozen dead and more than 10,000 people displaced.

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US offers $30m for info on Haqqani leaders

The United States has offered a total $30m in return for information on key leaders of the Haqqani network, blamed for numerous attacks in Afghanistan.

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India's 'Iron Lady' released after 14 years

An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities has been released from a prison hospital in Manipur where doctors had force fed her to keep her alive.

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Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

BKS Iyengar, the yoga guru who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual practice to the rest of the world has died.

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#Pakistan army pushes for talks amid protests

Pakistan's powerful military has called for talks to resolve a week-long political drama as tens of thousands of protesters marched on parliament in a bid to depose the prime minister.

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#Myanmar asks for shunning 'Rohingya' name

Myanmar's government has been pressuring aid workers and foreign officials not to speak "Rohingya" name, activists and UN officials say.

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Mass protest heads to #Pakistan parliament

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes have marched on Pakistan's parliament, removing barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country's government.

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