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One killed in Kashmir as anti-India clashes erupt

Police say civilian was killed by a stray live round in Arwani village during protests that followed a gun battle.

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Pakistan: No survivors in PIA PK 661 plane crash

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan's singer-turned-preacher, among 48 people on plane that went down near Islamabad.

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India sees huge spike in 'honour' killings

Reported murders over family shame surged from 28 in 2014 to 251 last year, according to figures given in parliament.

'honour' killings

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Pakistan: PIA PK661 crashes with 48 people on board

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan's singer-turned preacher, among passengers on plane that went down in the north of country.

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Indian forces accused of blocking care for Kashmiris

Rights group alleges security forces held up emergency vehicles and harassed patients after protests turned violent.

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Jayalalithaa Jayaram dies at 68

Jayalalithaa Jayaram who enjoyed almost god-like status in southern state passes away after over two months in hospital.

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Mirziyoyev scores landslide win in presidential poll

Former PM of 13 years, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, receives 88 percent of votes in poll with little actual competition.

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Pakistan's Regent Plaza hotel hit by deadly fire

At least 11 people killed and scores injured in blaze at four-star hotel in Karachi.

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Dozens of Rohingya missing as boat sinks off Bangladesh

Boat packed with at least 31 people reportedly chased by a Myanmar army speedboat as it tried to reach Bangladesh.

border from Myanmar to Bangladesh

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Uzbekistan votes in first polls since Karimov's death

Interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev is expected to succeed Islam Karimov, who ruled the country for 27 years.

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Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official.

Taliban fighter

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