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Central/S. Asia

President Ilham Aliyev appoints wife as vice president

Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.

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Explosions rock district courts in Charsadda

At least six killed in blasts in town of Charsadda as suicide bombers attempt to enter court premises.

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Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor.

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Chaos follows Pakistan-Afghanistan border closure

Trucks carrying perishable goods unable to cross over after Pakistan closed two crossings in the wake of terror attacks.

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Afghan snowstorms death toll jumps

At least 25 killed in country's north, more than week after over 100 died from avalanches and heavy snowfall.

Chitral

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Pakistan mourns attack victims as security stepped up

Two border crossings with Afghanistan closed and at least 39 'terrorists' killed after attack at Sehwan shrine kills 88.

Pakistan mourns

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Army kills '100 terrorists' after Sehwan shrine blast

Military's claim follows deadliest attack in more than two years in country, targeting Sufis in Sehwan Sharif in Sindh.

The killings

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Blast hits Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine

At least 75 dead, including children and women, as ISIL claims blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province.

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

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India puts record 104 satellites into orbit, in one go

With a single rocket, India successfully put 104 satellites into orbit, breaking the previous record set by Russia.

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Suicide attack kills five in Mohmand Agency's Ghalanai

Explosion was detonated when two suicide bombers were stopped from entering the tribal headquarters in Mohmand Agency.

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Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi dies after Afghan blast

Ambassador Al-Kaabi was critically wounded in Kandahar attack that also killed five Emirati aid workers.

Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi

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