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Three Indian soldiers, two 'rebels' killed in Kashmir

Fighters storm military camp close to heavily militarised Line of Control, killing three soldiers, Indian army says.

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India Maoist attack survivor recalls ordeal

Soldier recounts ambush by Maoist fighters that left 25 colleagues dead in flashpoint Chhattisgarh state.

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Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp among apps temporarily banned by authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir.

student protesters

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Roadside bomb kills bus passengers in Kurram district

Security forces are searching an area where an explosion targeting a passenger bus left 14 dead and 10 wounded.

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US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow's role in Afghanistan.

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UN wants probe into killing of blogger Yameen Rasheed

Prominent blogger Yameen Rasheed died after he was found at his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds.

Yameen Rasheed

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Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

Police forces fire live ammunition into the air to disperse students in central Srinagar, as violence intensifies.

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Cow-protection vigilantes held in Jammu and Kashmir

Members of Muslim family targeted by vigilantes among those held by police amid growing concern over issue.

Cow-protection

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Suspected Maoist rebels kill 24 troops in Chhattisgarh

At least 24 troops killed in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police say.

India's Maoists

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Afghan officials resign after Taliban attack

Army chief and defence minister forced to step down as country mourns loss of 130 lives in Taliban assault on army base.

The Balkh attack

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Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives capital

Prominent blogger and internet activist Yameen Rasheed was found with multiple stab wounds in stairway of his building.

Maldives capital

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