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US drone kills 12 in #Pakistan tribal area

At least 12 people have been killed in a US drone attack in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, sources said the second such attack this week.

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#Pakistan captures key Taliban commander

The Pakistani military has captured a high-ranking Taliban commander who once tried to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf and later escaped jail with hundreds of other prisoners, security officials have said.

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Scores killed by car bomb in #Afghanistan

Tuesday's twin attacks A car packed with explosives has detonated as it was passing by a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, killing at least 89 people and wounding dozens more, police said.

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Afghan forces killed in deadly attacks

Rebel attacks across Afghanistan have killed at least 11 members of security forces while three NATO troops were wounded in a suicide car bombing, officials have said.

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#Pakistan soldiers die in ambush in northwest

Rebel fighters killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured two others in an attack on a border post in the northwestern tribal belt, officials say.

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Afghan rivals agree to UN-supervised recount

Kerry and GhaniThe two rival candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have agreed to abide by the results of a UN-supervised recount of the entire poll to settle their dispute over the outcome, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said, after talks with both men.

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Kerry holds second day of Afghan poll talks

Kerry and KarzaiJohn Kerry has met rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day in an effort resolve a disputed election that threatens to stir ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition.

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Indian village council 'ordered revenge rape'

A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, according to her family and police.

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Ghani commits to #Afghanistan vote audit

Ghani and Abdullah Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has said he is committed to an "intensive and extensive" audit of votes to resolve a political standoff with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah.

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Kerry in Kabul over Afghan poll row

Abdullah Abdullah-John KerryJohn Kerry has held talks in Afghanistan in an effort to broker a resolution to a disputed election that threatens to stir up ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition.

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#Myanmar jails journalists for 10 years

A court in Myanmar has sentenced four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine to 10 years of hard labour in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.

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