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Bangladesh politician arrested for 'Israel handshake'

Opposition BNP official who met Israeli government adviser in India held after being accused of plotting against state.

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Gay-rights activists' murders: Bangladesh makes arrest

Arrest of "Ansarullah Bangla Team member" comes three weeks after Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy were killed in Dhaka.

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Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Murder of 75-year-old whose body was found in a temple follows spree of similar killings in the country.

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Lightning strikes leave 40 dead in Bangladesh

Massive storms linger across Bay of Bengal area, where several farmers were killed in fields by lightning strikes.

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Rights groups slam Nepal deal on war crimes amnesty

Human rights groups accuse ruling coalition, including Maoists, of attempting to "wash away the crimes of the conflict".

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Border fencing escalates Pakistan-Afghanistan tension

Truck drivers and families stranded on either side of Torkham border which has been shut for three days.

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Bangladesh buries Motiur Rahman Nizami amid protests

Party issues strike call as police use rubber bullets to disperse protests against hanging of Motiur Rahman Nizami.

Motiur Rahman Nizami

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Bangladesh executes Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes

Jamaat-e-Islami calls for general strike after hanging of its leader who was convicted of genocide, rape and massacres.

Motiur Rahman Nizami

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Ali Haider Gilani freed in Afghanistan

Ali Haider Gilani, abducted in 2013, was recovered in a joint operation by Afghan and US forces, foreign ministry says.

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Activist Khurram Zaki killed in Pakistan's Karachi

Unidentified gunmen kill Khurram Zaki, who campaigned against sectarian violence.

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Fuel-tanker crash kills over 70 in Afghanistan's Ghazni

Children among victims of head-on collision involving oil tanker and two buses in area said to have Taliban checkpoints.

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