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Ban boosts appeal of film about Pakistan corruption

Many look forward to watching Maalik after government cites fear of outbreak of violence as reason for censorship.

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Hindu man hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police in Tangail investigating whether victim was targeted for his religious beliefs or killed in a family dispute.

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India drought: Bihar state bans daytime cooking

Bihar state forbids any cooking between 9am and 6pm in bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed dozens.

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US: Strike on Afghanistan MSF hospital not a war crime

Pentagon investigation says strike on MSF clinic, which killed 42 people, was a mistake and therefore not a war crime.

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Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Afghan and Australian officials say they are trying to locate charity worker who was snatched by gunmen in Jalalabad.

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US troops disciplined over Afghan hospital bombing

About 16 US military personnel are disciplined for missile strikes on civilian hospital in Kunduz that killed 42 people.

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Taliban: we don’t care if Kabul attends peace talks

The group says it has already launched spring attacks against Afghan forces and it is gaining ground in the offensive.

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Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire'

Soldiers shot and killed in fire from Azerbaijan early on Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh defence ministry says.

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Poisoned sweets kill 23 in Pakistan's Punjab

Bakery managers arrested as police suspect pesticides kept in the premises for safe keeping was the source of poisoning.

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Two gay-rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

Editor of magazine for LGBT community reportedly among the latest victims of wave of violence targeting social liberals.

Bangladesh's capital

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Student detained over Bangladesh professor's murder

Student not charged but detained for interrogation, police say, after Rezaul Siddique was hacked to death in Rajshahi.

Rezaul Karim Siddique

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