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NATO deploys 200 soldiers in Afghanistan's Farah

The announcement comes two days after the Pentagon says it will deploy 300 US Marines to southern Helmand province.

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Indian police accused of mass rape during operation

Human rights commission calls for arrests of security forces who sexually assaulted women in fight against rebels.

 communist rebels

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Pakistan law allowing military 'terror' courts expires

The controversial tribunals were set up in the wake of the 2014 Peshawar school attack that left scores of pupils dead.

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Protest over Hambantota port deal turns violent

Protesters say the deal will take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.

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US to deploy 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand

American troops return to the restive province largely controlled the Taliban after NATO withdrawal in 2014.

Helmand

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'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

One of suspects behind last year attack that killed 20 foreigners and another alleged assailant killed in police raid.

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Nepalese opposition stages mass rally in Kathmandu

Nepal opposition leader vows not to pass constitutional amendment, as tens of thousands protest proposed change.

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Om Puri, Bollywood star, dies in Mumbai

Indian cinema icon who acted for more than 40 years dies at 66 after suffering a heart attack in Mumbai.

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No evidence of New Year mass sex attacks: India police

Police chief of Bengaluru city says after reviewing hours of CCTV footage that no sign of molestation was found.

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Five arrested in connection with Bengaluru sex assaults

Police make arrests after widespread outcry over mass molestation of women revelers on New Year's Eve in southern city.

Bangalore city

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India court bans religion, caste in election campaigns

Supreme Court rules elections must be secular as it warns parties which select candidates based on their backgrounds.

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