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Power outage plunges #Pakistan into darkness

Major cities including capital Islamabad hit by blackout after transmission line tripped.

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Obama arrives in #India for landmark visit

Unprecedented second visit by US president aimed at consolidating "defining partnerships of the 21st century".

Barack Obama

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'Iron lady of Manipur' rearrested by Indian police

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila on hunger strike for past 14 years re-arrested day after court ordered her release.

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US calls for probe into #Myanmar teacher deaths

Myanmar pressed to investigate the deaths of two ethnic Kachin women, amid accusations they were killed by the military.

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#Bangladesh detains 7,000 opposition activists

Government says more than 7,000 activists arrested since protest began 15 days ago against arrest of opposition leader.

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#Bangladesh opposition leader Zia released

Khaleda Zia freed after 16-day confinement, which sparked upsurge of riots across Bangladesh that left 27 people dead.

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Muslims burned to death in #India attack

Three killed after assailants set fire to dozens of homes in eastern village in apparent response to Hindu man's death.

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Officials confirm #ISIL present in #Afghanistan

Commander of army's ground forces says "elements under ISIL flag" have been trying to recruit fighters.

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Rajapaksa's brother probed over killings

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lankan ex-leader, accused of ordering murders, including that of a newspaper editor.

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#Afghanistan blast kills several officers

At least four police officers killed and eleven injured in a suicide car bomb in Helmand province.

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Anti-Charlie Hebdo protests held in #Pakistan

Police fire water cannon and tear gas outside French consulate in Karachi, as rally against cartoon turns violent.

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