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Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces in multiple attacks

At least 37 Afghan security forces and pro-government fighters killed in attacks, according to provincial officials.

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Afghanistan: Bomb attack hits Ahmed Shah Massoud supporters

Blast comes hours after Kabul police shoot another suspected suicide bomber targeting supporters of anti-Soviet fighter.

Kabul

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Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

A day after ICC's unprecedented ruling, Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect it.

Rohingya deportations

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Afghanistan: Two journalists among 20 killed in Kabul blasts

At least 20 killed and dozens wounded in twin bombings at wrestling club in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Kabul sports club

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One dead, many feared trapped in Kolkata bridge collapse

Rescue operations under way as part of highway bridge falls to ground, the city's second such incident in three years.

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Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of prominent Afghan armed group, dies

Jalaluddin Haqqani, who spearheaded guerrilla attacks against Afghan and US military, dies after a long illness.

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World reacts to sentencing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Nations and rights groups decry 'outrageous injustice' as Myanmar sentences Reuters journalists over Rohingya reporting.

Reuters journalists

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US general takes over command of forces in Afghanistan

The handover comes at a time in the 17-year war that saw little progress by Afghan or US forces against the Taliban.

Army General Scott Miller

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Pentagon to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over armed groups

Pentagon says aid is reprogrammed due to 'lack of Pakistani decisive actions' in support of US' South Asia strategy.

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India may face sanctions if it buys Russia's S-400 missiles: US

US might not offer waiver to India if it buys S-400 missile system from Russia, Pentagon official says.

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'should have resigned': UN chief

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says Myanmar leader should have quit over army's campaign against Rohingya.

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