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    26 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:26pm on July 26, 2017

    At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday,...

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    Cops among 25 killed in Pak blast

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:36am on July 25, 2017

    A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack...

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    Blast kills at least 25, injures dozens in Lahore

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:36pm on July 24, 2017

    An explosion killed at least 20 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Lahore Monday, officials said, but...

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    Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

    Reuters | Updated at 10:06am on July 24, 2017

    A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than...

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    Seven Afghan hostages ‘killed’

    BBC | Updated at 09:25am on July 23, 2017

    At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says...

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    Indian troops open fire on Kashmir protesters, killing one

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:50am on July 22, 2017

    The Indian army opened fire on a group of stone-throwing protesters Friday, killing one youth and injuring another in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said...

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    Hindu nationalist leader chosen as India’s new president

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    India elected a new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system Thursday, only the second time since independence a head of state has...

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    UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:01am on July 19, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a UN mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of...

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    India votes for next president

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2017

    Indian lawmakers voted Monday for a new president certain to come from the bottom of the Hindu caste system, in an election seen as strengthening...

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    Pakistan launches offensive against IS near Afghan border

    BBC | Updated at 09:35am on July 17, 2017

    Pakistan's military says it has launched a major operation against so-called Islamic State in the north-western region along the Afghan border. A spokesman said militants...

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