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Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain Lasantha Wickrematunge

The remains of a newspaper editor who was killed seven years ago has been exhumed as part of a new probe into his death.

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India: Arrests made over attack on pregnant Dalit woman

Six people from "upper-caste" community detained for assault on woman and her family for refusing to remove carcass.

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Azerbaijanis vote on boosting president's powers

Opposition and rights groups slam referendum as move to extend Ilham Aliyev's family's long-standing grip on power.

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India to ratify climate accord on Gandhi's birthday

COP21 protocol to be signed in October by India following the US and China, the world's two-biggest carbon emitters.

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Kashmir: Protests erupt after man killed by army

Young man killed by Indian army ignites fresh protests in northern Kashmir as uprising in valley continues.

Kashmir

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Afghanistan: Hezb-i-Islami armed group signs peace deal

Agreement allows Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, once called the "butcher of Kabul", to make a comeback despite alleged war crimes.

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India signs $9bn deal to buy French fighter jets

World's biggest arms importer agrees to buy 36 jets, ending 18 months of wrangling over terms.

Dassault

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's group signs Afghan peace deal

Accord to allow Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of a major armed group, to make a comeback despite a history of war crimes.

Ashraf Ghani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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Lightning kills at least 18 people in northern India

Severe storms have battered Uttar Pradesh state over the past week.

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Afghanistan: Eight Afghan policemen killed in US strike

The US confirmed the air strike, but said it was carried out in response to a threat to US and Afghan forces.

Uruzgan

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17 Indian soldiers killed in attack on Kashmir base

Four rebels also killed in attack that comes after region gripped by more than two months of often violent protests.

Indian soldier

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