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    Brother to succeed Newaz, Abbasi to take over as interim PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on July 30, 2017

    Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan...

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    Pakistan party holds meeting to consider PM successor 

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:05pm on July 29, 2017

    A top leader from the ruling party of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif says a meeting of the party's lawmakers has been convened to consider...

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    Pak PM resigns after court order

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after...

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    Nawaz Sharif resigns

    Reuters | Updated at 12:10pm on July 28, 2017

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday toppled prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a...

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    New chairman appointed to UN mission probing Myanmar abuses

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:17am on July 28, 2017

    The United Nations’ Human Rights Council has replaced the chairwoman of a team investigating allegations of killings and rape by Myanmar’s security forces, it said...

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    Modi boosts grip on power with alliance in Bihar

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:16am on July 28, 2017

    A former arch-rival of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi aligned with the Hindu nationalist leader on Thursday to form a new government in Bihar, one...

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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...