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Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head

Pakistan's Supreme Court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading the country's ruling party amid corruption allegations.

Nawaz Sharif

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Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days

Ruling party lawmakers approve extension of state of emergency on island nation in a vote opposition says is illegal.

President Abdulla Yameen

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Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan

Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

Zainab Ansari

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KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal's new prime minister

KP Oli from Communist Party of Nepal was sworn in on Thursday as country's 41st prime minister.

KP Sharma Oli

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Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017

At 2,295, suicide and complex attacks kill and injure more people than any previous recorded year in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan seizes charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was recently released from house arrest.

Hafiz Saeed

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UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

Rohingya

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Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan militia fighters

Pro-government forces targeted by attacker who worked alongside them for months, Afghan officials say.

Afghan militia

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Kabul purges Mujahdeen and Soviet-era army generals

Ghani Government to retire over 2,000 high-ranking military officers in the next 2 years, under controversial plan.

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Samoa swept by Cyclone Gita

Second named cyclone of the South Pacific season damaged the Samoan Islands and could be catastrophic for Tonga.

Cyclone Gita

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Sri Lanka vote: New law sees more women standing

A record number of 17,000 women contest local elections as law requires a quarter of all seats to be filled by women.

Sri Lanka vote

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