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    Train accident kills 19 in Karachi

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:50pm on November 03, 2016

    A passenger train crashed into the back end of another in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and...

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    Asian MPs urge probe of reported abuses

    Reuters . Sittwe | Updated at 12:58am on November 03, 2016

    Parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Myanmar on Wednesday to probe reports of human rights abuses in Rakhine state as top...

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    Kashmir schools shut down after deadly shelling

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:47am on November 03, 2016

    Hundreds of schools were ordered to close indefinitely in Kashmir Wednesday after shelling by Indian and Pakistani troops in the disputed region killed 14 civilians...

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    Pakistan denies bail to National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:31pm on November 02, 2016

    A Pakistani prosecutor says a court has dismissed a bail plea from National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl,' arrested a week ago over allegedly forged...

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    Rahul Gandhi detained, released over ex-soldier suicide

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:51pm on November 02, 2016

    Delhi police on Wednesday detained Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi while trying to meet the family of a former army soldier Ram Kishan Grewal who allegedly...

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    Tremors haunt central Italian region

    Associated Press . Norcia | Updated at 12:32am on November 02, 2016

    Earthquake aftershocks gave central Italy no respite on Tuesday, haunting a region where thousands of people were left homeless and frightened by a massive weekend...

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    Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:29am on November 02, 2016

    Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan backed down from a threat to paralyse the capital on Wednesday, a move likely to ease tension that has spilled...

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    10 dead in ship-breaking yard blast in Pakistan

    Reuters | Updated at 07:05pm on November 01, 2016

    At least 10 Pakistani workers were killed and more than 50 injured on Tuesday by huge blast in an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard,...

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    19 killed in latest India-Pakistan border firing

    Reuters | Updated at 05:39pm on November 01, 2016

    India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 19 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbours are engaging...

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    Indian police shoot dead eight Islamists after prison escape

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10pm on October 31, 2016

    Indian police shot dead eight Islamist prisoners who had escaped from jail hours earlier on Monday by using knotted bedsheets to scale the walls, officials...