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Afghan officials reject vote-fraud claims

Afghanistan's election authorities have strongly denied that top officials were guilty of fraud after front-running presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah made allegations that could upset a smooth transition of power.

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Tourists killed in India bus accident

A bus has fallen into a mountain gorge in northern India, killing 13 people and injuring dozens more, according to the police.

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Deadly clashes rock Pakistan's Lahore

Tahir-ul-QadriAt least seven people have died in clashes between followers of a religious scholar and police in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, hospital officials have said.

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Indian factory workers beat CEO to death

A mob of Indian workers has beaten the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police told the AP news agency after arresting six workers.

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#Pakistan continues N Waziristan air raids

Pakistani jets have resumed air raids in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush fighters out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.

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Verdict on #Bangladesh 2001 bombings delayed

A Bangladeshi court has delayed its verdict against a group of Islamic fighters accused of carrying out a 2001 bomb attack on the main Bengali New Year celebrations which killed 10 people.

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Muslims killed in Sri Lanka mob attacks

lanka-attacksAt least three people have been killed and more than 80 people injured in overnight mob attacks led by Sinhala Buddhist monks in two coastal Sri Lankan towns, according to medics.

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Sri Lanka shaken by religious violence

Sri Lankan police fired tear gas and ordered a curfew in an attempt to end clashes between Muslims and Buddhists that threatens to spark wider religious violence.

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Case lodged over #Bangladesh building collapse

Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of a building that collapsed last year, killing nearly 1130 mostly garment workers, officials have said.

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Poll workers killed in #Afghanistan blast

At least 11 people, including election workers, have been killed in Afghanistan’s north when a roadside bomb blew up their bus, according to a local official.

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Indian PM visits Bhutan in bid to boost ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the neighbouring Bhutan for his first foreign visit after assuming office in a bid to foster bilateral ties.

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