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Indian police arrest four men over rape of nun

Four Bangladeshi nationals held in Punjab state after attack on nun at a school in March that left her needing surgery.

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Torrential rains bring floods back into northern #India

Days of heavy rain leave parts of northern India underwater, and further flooding is likely.

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#Maldives passes law 'to oust ex-leader from politics'

Law strips those serving prison sentences of political party memberships, including jailed former President Nasheed.

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Bangladeshi blogger murdered in capital Dhaka

Police arrest two suspects near scene of attack, the second on nation's writers critical of religious teachings.

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Suicide attack targets MP in Afghan capital

Officials say the suspected Taliban attack killed three people and wounded MP Mujedi.

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Uzbeks go to polls expected to extend 26-year rule

President Islam Karimov says Uzbekistan needs "strong government", promising that "the time will come" for freedoms.

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Thousands march in Kabul over mob killing of woman

Marchers demand justice for Afghan woman beaten to death after being falsely accused of burning Quran.

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India's top court rules in favour of free speech

Section 66A of country's Information and Technology Act, which was used by politicians to hound critics, struck down.

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Pakistani fighters reportedly killed in #Afghanistan

Intelligence officials say US drone strike left nine dead in Nangarhar, adjoining site of fighting across the border.

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Bus passengers killed in #Afghanistan attack

Latest incident to target civilians in the country's conflict leaves 13 people dead in Wardak province, close to Kabul.

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Troop pullout on agenda for Afghan president's US visit

Ashraf Ghani to meet with President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry in his first trip to Washington as president.

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