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Pakistan blasphemy case: Bibi's lawyer flees country amid furore

Lawyer for Aasia Bibi leaves Pakistan following days of protests over her acquittal by the Supreme Court.

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Pakistani political and religious leader Sami-ul-Haq killed

The octogenarian, who was known for his Afghan Taliban support, was found dead at his residence in city of Rawalpindi.

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Sri Lankan President Sirisena 'to lift' parliament suspension

Maithripala Sirisena schedules November 5 parliament session amid pressure to resolve crisis over rival prime ministers.

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What's happening in Sri Lanka? All questions answered

Here's how the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka has unfolded, what's at stake if it drags on, and what to expect next.

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India: Suspected separatists shoot dead five in Assam

Authorities suspect a faction of the banned group ULFA is behind the killing of five ethnic Bengalis in Tinsukia.

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Suicide bomber kills at least seven outside Kabul prison

Attacker detonated explosives near vehicle of employees from Pul-e-Charkhi prison on Kabul outskirts, officials say.

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Afghanistan army helicopter crash: Senior officials among 25 dead

Army helicopter carrying senior officials crashes in western Farah province on way to Herat, killing all 25 on board.

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Taliban appoints ex-Guantanamo inmates to Qatar office

Five former Afghan prisoners join political team in Doha amid ongoing negotiations to end 17-year deadly conflict.

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Suicide bomber targets electoral officials in Kabul

One dead and six others injured after a suicide bomber detonated explosives near election commission office in Kabul.

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Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for seven years for corruption

Khaleda Zia found guilty of misuse of power as PM in collecting $375,000 for a charitable trust from unknown sources.

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Afghanistan elections: Kandahar votes in delayed poll

Vote was postponed for a week following the killing of the province's police chief in an attack claimed by Taliban.

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