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Taliban kill Afghan security guards

Eight guards were killed while they were on their way to work at Bagram airfield, main US military base in Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces

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Afghan police killed in Taliban attack in Gardez

One attacker continues to fire at police inside a special forces headquarters building in the eastern city of Gardez.

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Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

The two officials were travelling to their home country from Jalalabad in Nangarhar when they disappeared.

Jalalabad

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Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds seven

Attacker is killed after wounding seven US troops at a northern Afghanistan base in second 'insider attack' in a week.

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Kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead

Groups fighting to end Indian rule step up attacks on Indian government forces patrolling the divided region.

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Mukhtar Mai revisits ordeal through Thumbprint

Mukhtar Mai travels to LA to watch Thumbprint, which recounts her 2002 rape and decision to take her attackers to court.

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Indian court convicts six over 1993 Mumbai blasts

The men were convicted for their role in the 1993 attacks that killed 257 people and injured hundreds.

Mustafa Dossa

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Afghanistan: Deaths as suicide bomber hits Shia mosque

Attack comes as worshippers gathered for a night of religious observances as part of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Bangladesh rescuers race to reach landslide victims

Death toll hits 145 and is expected to rise with rain and bad roads hampering rescue efforts in southeast Bangladesh.

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Dozens killed in Bangladesh landslides after heavy rain

Death toll could rise, warn officials, after houses in southeast Bangladesh were buried by landslides.

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Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook

Taimoor Raza handed first-ever death sentence for insulting Prophet Muhammad on social media, amid blasphemy crackdown.

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