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Afghan Taliban: Haibatullah Akhunzada is new leader

Haibatullah Akhunzada, member of the conservative old guard, to head group whose last leader died in a US drone strike.

Haibatullah Akhunzada

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Obama says Afghan Taliban's Mullah Mansoor dead

US president calls apparent death an "important milestone" after several drones attack Mansoor's car in Pakistan.

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Pakistan says US drone strike violated its sovereignty

Pakistan denounces US strike that apparently killed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor near Afghan border.

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Tajiks vote on allowing president to rule for life

Constitutional changes, if passed as expected, will allow President Rahmon to rule the central Asian state for life.

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Tropical Cyclone Roanu finally runs out of steam

The storm that has plagued South Asia for many days has dissipated over land.

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Afghan Taliban's Mullah Mansoor 'killed in US strike

Multiple sources say Akhtar Mansoor killed in Pakistan after his car attacked by several US drones.

Mullah Mansoor

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Indian soldiers killed in rebel ambush in Manipur state

At least five paramilitary troops killed by heavily armed rebels in the northeastern region bordering Myanmar.

Indian soldiers

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Deaths as Cyclone Roanu pounds Bangladesh

Government moves some 500,000 people to shelters as cyclone hits Bangladesh's coast.

Cyclone Roanu

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Dozens detained in Kazakhstan over land reform protests

Police block protests in major cities over reforms the opposition says will lead to foreigners acquiring too much land.

Kazakhstan protests

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Cyclone Roanu wreaks havoc as it approaches Bangladesh

Five killed, tens of thousands flee their homes as Bangladeshis prepare for storm to make landfall on Saturday.

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Bangladesh: Doctor hacked to death, teacher wounded

Police suspect "Islamist militants" behind the latest attack, weeks after several others were butchered with machetes.

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