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Myanmar-Bangladesh to tighten border security

Myanmar and Bangladeshi authorities have vowed to strengthen border security and combat "illegal armed groups and criminals" following clashes on their shared frontier that Dhaka said left one of its soldiers dead.

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#Pakistan supports peaceful transition of power in #Afghanistan

Pakistan has taken additional security measures along the border with Afghanistan ahead of the 2nd round of Afghan presidential elections to be held on Saturday.

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Bangladeshi hostages in #Somalia return home

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, have returned home, comparing their experience to "hell".

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Indian woman 'gang-raped' at police station

An Indian woman has alleged that she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station in the state of Uttar Pradesh state, barely two weeks after two teenage girls were gang-raped and hanged from a tree in another area of the state.

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Court allows Musharraf to leave #Pakistan

A court in southern port city of Karachi has ordered Pakistan's government to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in 15 days' time, his lawyer has said.

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US resumes drone strikes in #Pakistan

A missile strike from a suspected US drone has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal district in Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing at least 10 people, Pakistani intelligence officials have said.

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#Pakistan tribal area hit by missile attack

A missile attack has killed six people in a northwest tribal district in Pakistan, Pakistani sources say, days after fighters launched a raid on the country's busiest airport.

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Power crisis sparks protests in #India

Protests have broken out in India's capital, New Delhi, overnight over power blackouts as summer temperatures soar, heightening concerns of a repeat of an electricity crisis two years ago, police have said.

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#Bangladesh coastguard rescues migrant boat

The Bangladesh coastguard has rescued a stricken boat in the Bay of Bengal packed with 300 nationals who were trying to flee to Malaysia, an official has said.

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Six die in Afghan 'friendly fire' airstrike

Five US troops and an Afghan officer have been killed in what is suspected to be one of the worst incidents of "friendly fire" in the 13-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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#Pakistan Taliban claims second Karachi attack

An assault on Karachi airport by Pakistani Taliban fighters early on Monday left 36 people dead [AFP]The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a second attack in Karachi, after armed men targeted a security training facility in the compound of the city's airport, briefly halting flights.

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