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Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack

Shukria Barakzaia, a high-profile advocate of women's rights, slightly wounded in blast that kills three people.

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'Dozens dead' in #Pakistan military operation

Army says three soldiers and 34 fighters killed in air strikes and ground clashes centred on village of Datta Khel.

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#Pakistan backs #Afghanistan talks with Taliban

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pledged his support to the Afghan president over his attempt to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, a sign of warming ties between the two neighbours.

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Drug firm head held over #India surgery deaths

Indian police have arrested the director of a drug-manufacturing firm which allegedly supplied medication to women in a mass sterilisation that left 13 dead in central Chhattisgarh state.

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Afghan leader makes historic #Pakistan visit

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has arrived for his first state visit to neighbouring Pakistan, seeking to improve ties that are crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks.

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Arrest warrants for Imran and Qadri issued

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri.

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#Afghanistan sees rise in poppy cultivation

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high this year, a UN report has revealed, highlighting the failure of the US-led campaign to crack down on the lucrative crop.

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#India suspends officials over botched surgery

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A medical team has travelled to central India after at least 12 women died and dozens of others fell ill after undergoing botched sterilisation surgery, while MWC has learned that four health officials have been suspended.

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US drone strike hits #Pakistan tribal district

A suspected US drone has strike killed at least four armed men in Pakistan's tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials say.

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Women dead after mass sterilisation in #India

At least eight women have died and dozens of others are in critical condition after undergoing botched sterilisation surgery, according to local officials.

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Scores killed in #Pakistan bus crash

At least 56 people, including 18 children, have been killed after a passenger bus collided head-on with a lorry carrying goods in southern Pakistan, officials said.

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