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Major election victory for Modi's BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Boost for prime minister Narendra Modi as the ruling BJP party declares landslide win in India's most populous state.

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Suspected Maoist rebels kill 11 police in Chhattisgarh

Armed group attack convoy carrying paramilitary forces, confiscate weapons and radio sets, officials say.

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Taliban kill eight Afghan police in 'insider attack'

Separately, three fighters attack an air base close to the border with Pakistan in the eastern province of Khost.

Afghan police

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PM Modi's party takes firm lead in state elections

Victory for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh would boost his chances of winning the 2019 general election.

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Investigation into ISIL claim of Kabul hospital attack

As Afghans grieve and funerals are under way, officials assess ISIL claim of hospital assault that killed more than 40.

Afghans are mourning

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Security forces kill 15-year-old protester in Kashmir

Amir Nazir dies in Indian-administered Padgampora village during protest over raid that left two suspected rebels dead.

troops

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Blasts, gunfire hit Kabul military hospital

Dozens also wounded at Sardar Daud Khan hospital in central Kabul after disguised gunmen launch assault.

Afghan National Army

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