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#Pakistan police targeted in attacks

Three people have been killed in attacks by suspected Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan fighters targeting police officers in Pakistan's restive northwest, police officials have said.

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Afghan court sentences gang rapists to death

Afghan courtAn Afghan appeals court sentenced five men to death on Monday, for armed robbery and sexual assault while invalidating the death sentences given to two other defendants reducing them to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes.

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Former #Bangladesh PM Zia loses court appeal

Bangladesh's highest court has rejected appeals by the country's opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life.

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Pakistani Court sends 100 activists to jail

A court in Pakistan has ordered 100 opposition activists to be sent to jail for staging illegal protests and committing several other violations, causing chaos and anger among activists.

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Car bomb strikes market in Pakistan's Quetta

A car bomb has exploded in a bazaar in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding 24 others, police officials have said.

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Malala's attackers arrested in #Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage rights activist campaigning for girls' education two years ago.

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#Kashmir region reels from flooding

The main city in Indian-administered Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, according to a senior official, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry.

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Pakistan army reaffirmed its support to democracy

Briefing media at Rawalpindi DG ISPR said that army has extended its support for democracy and constitution. He said the army chief in his address on Youm-i-Shuhuda that the army believes in continuation of democracy.

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Al-Qaeda South Asia arm claims Karachi attack

Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch has claimed responsibility for a raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, adding they had help from former military officials.

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#UNICEF: Child marriages rampant in South Asia

A new UNICEF report has revealed that 46 percent of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue to pay the price of persistent inequality.

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Thousands still stranded in flood-hit #Kashmir

Floodwaters have started receding in India-administered Kashmir, giving rescue teams a chance to reach more than 600,000 people stranded by the heaviest flooding in half a century.

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