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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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#Pakistan army launches assault in tribal area

Army says "comprehensive operation" launched in North WaziristanPakistan says it has launched a "comprehensive operation" against armed groups northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, after killing scores of fighters in air raids.

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Christian politician shot dead in #Pakistan

A Christian legislator from Pakistan's troubled southwestern Balochistan province has been gunned down by his own bodyguard while he tried to prevent him from shooting his nephew, police have said.

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Clashes at #Bangladesh refugee camp kill nine

Clashes between ethnic Bengalis and Bihari refugees have left nine people dead in a camp in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

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Afghans brave violence to elect new president

Millions vote in second round of presidential poll Voting in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election has ended with millions turning out to cast their ballots braving fresh attacks that left at least 14 people dead and 41 others injured.

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#Pakistan clashes drive many into #Afghanistan

Hundreds of Pakistani families have fled into neighbouring Afghanistan following a surge of clashes between Pakistani government forces and fighters, an Afghan government official has said.

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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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