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Over 150 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

More than 150 people remain missing following a landslide in a hilly south-central Sri Lanka region, with at least 10 people confirmed dead.

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Jamaat chief sentenced to death in #Bangladesh

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

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Attacks pose challenge to new Afghan leader

At least two police officers have been killed during an exchange of fire with armed fighters in western Afghanistan, an attack that also killed at least two fighters.

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#Taliban claims deadly attack on Afghan court

KunduzA group of Taliban fighters have attacked a court in the northern city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, killing at least seven people including prosecutors.

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Communal clashes erupt in Indian capital

At least 33 people have been arrested following clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Trilokpuri area of India's capital, New Delhi, India Today website reported quoting the police.

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#Pakistan targets fighters in tribal region

Pakistan's army says its jets have killed at least 18 fighters as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate armed groups' hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region.

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UK troops leave #Afghanistan after 13 years

British forcesBritish troops have ended combat operations in Afghanistan as they and US troops handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a US-led invasion to topple the Taliban.

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Bangladeshi leader jailed for war crime dies

The former leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital, officials have said.

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Afghan civilians killed in attack on car

Afghan police have said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

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Hazaras shot dead in attack on #Pakistan bus

At least eight members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority have been killed and two people wounded, when unknown gunmen opened fire at a bus in a market in the outskirts of Quetta in Balochistan.

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#Pakistan cleric Qadri ends Islamabad protest

An anti-government cleric who has been campaigning in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has ended his 65-day-long protest.

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