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Bangladesh court upholds death sentence

Mir Quasem Ali was convicted of murder and abduction during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

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India: Teenage girl raped, set ablaze

15-year-old girl fights for her life with burns on 95 percent of her body as sexual assaults continue in India.

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Kidnapped son of slain governor found alive in Pakistan

Officials say Shahbaz Taseer, who was seized from Lahore in 2011, found in "feeble" health in a compound in Balochistan.

Shabaz Taseer

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Suicide attack hits Pakistan

Bomber strikes outside court in the northwest, killing at least 13 people including two women and a child.

Charsadda

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Ashraf Ghani: ISIL defeated in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan president claims victory against ISIL loyalists after 21-day military operation in Nangarhar province.

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Taliban: No peace talks until foreign troops gone

Promising dialogue suffers blow as armed group restates demands for prisoner release and expulsion of foreign soldiers.

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Afghan talks: Taliban refuses to participate

Dialogue brokered by four-way group suffers blow as group restates preconditions for participation in Islamabad meeting.

Quadrilateral Coordination Group

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Malaysian alliance: Scandal-hit PM Najib must be ousted

Leaders from across political spectrum, including ex-PM Mahatir, call for a national movement after corruption crisis.

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Teenage Tibetan in India dies after self-immolation

After protesting at Chinese rule, young Tibetan in New Delhi succumbs to burn injuries in second such death this year.

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India student leader calls for freedom in moving speech

Accused of sedition, Kanhaiya Kumar receives rousing reception at Delhi's JNU campus after being freed on bail.

Kanhaiya Kuma

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Religious leaders slam women protection act in Pakistan

Act by Punjab state gives legal protection to women suffering from domestic, psychological, and sexual violence.

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