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NATO chief, Merkel to discuss Afghan troop increase

NATO's Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the German chancellor to discuss proposal to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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NATO assesses sending more troops to Afghanistan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance is considering ‘a few thousand’ soldiers after meeting Theresa May.

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Life sentence for opposition-linked Nooruddin Ahmed

Noorudding Ahmed was among 27 people jailed for life in a murder case his lawyer says is politically motivated.

Bangladesh

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US considers 'boosting troop presence' in Afghanistan

Recommendation is made after broad review and comes while NATO asks UK for more troops as well, reports say.

Spring Offensive

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Sri Lanka evicts thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit

Private company to remove the wasps from tea fields which the Indian Prime Minister will tour on Friday.

The wasps

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Nearly 90,000 Afghans displaced in 2017, says UN

As fighting continues in many parts of Afghanistan, displacement has soared in recent months, says new UN report.

Afghan civilians

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US confirms death of ISIL leader in Afghanistan

US military says a joint raid with Afghan forces in April killed leader of ISIL's Afghan affiliate.

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Pakistan and Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

Kabul denies Islamabad's claim that its forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers as tensions deepen over border fighting.

Pakistan's military

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Deadly attacks hit Indian-administered Kashmir

Policeman and workers clearing accident site on highway connecting valley with India killed by fighters, officials say.

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Everest record seeker, 85, dies of altitude sickness

Ex-Gurkha who attempted to break the world record for oldest person to scale Mount Everest suffered altitude sickness.

Min Bahadur Sherchan

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Taliban captures Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province

Fighters reportedly kill a number of Afghan soldiers in northern province, a week after launching 'spring offensive'.

The Taliban

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