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#India village council orders rapes of two sisters

Council orders two sister to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.

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Civilians killed as #India and #Pakistan exchange fire

At least 10 dead and 50 injured in fighting a week after security talks were cancelled amid row over topic of Kashmir.

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Probe ordered into police brutality at #Ahmedabad rally

Gujarat High Court orders investigation after police allegedly opened fire and beat caste protesters in Indian city.

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Indian army deployed to riot-hit areas of Gujarat

At least seven killed during violence in Prime Minister Modi's home state as Patel caste protest gathers momentum.

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Curfew in #Ahmedabad as caste protests turn violent

Police reinforcements deployed after 500,000 Patels protest in Indian city over job and college quotas.

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Gunmen wearing Afghan army uniforms kill #NATO troops

Two soldiers from international force killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province in latest "insider attack".

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#Hindus drop below 80 percent of India's population

Muslim population increases marginally, but new census data suggests fertility rates across groups have stabilised.

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Deadly clashes between Nepali police and protesters

At least six officers and three protesters killed in country's west during demonstration over proposed new constitution.

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#Nepal opens Everest for first time since earthquake

Japanese climber will be first to attempt to scale mountain since an avalanche triggered by April's disaster killed 19.

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Pakistan cancels security meeting with India

Islamabad says talks cannot be held on basis of India's preconditions, after Delhi demanded they focus on "terror" only.

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Deadly blast hits Afghan capital Kabu

At least 12 people killed and 105 wounded in blast outside a private hospital in Kabul.

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