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    Bollywood actor Khanna dies

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:26am on April 28, 2017

    Acclaimed Indian actor Vinod Khanna, who starred in dozens of hit Bollywood movies including ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and ‘Mere Apne’, died aged 70 from cancer...

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    Three Indian soldiers, two suspected rebels killed in Kashmir

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:25am on April 27, 2017

    The Indian army says at least three soldiers and two suspected rebels have been killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir after militants stormed a military camp close...

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    10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb in Pakistan

    Reuters | Updated at 11:55am on April 25, 2017

    A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday,...

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    Sri Lanka's oil firm workers call off strike over India deal

    Reuters | Updated at 09:30am on April 25, 2017

    Workers at Sri Lanka's state-run oil firm Ceylon Petroleum Corporation called off a strike on Monday less than 24 hours in after the government agreed...

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    Maoist rebels kill 24 police in central India

    Reuters | Updated at 09:26am on April 25, 2017

    Maoist guerrillas ambushed a paramilitary patrol in central India on Monday, killing at least 24 policemen and wounding six in one of the deadliest attacks...

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    Maoists kill 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:08pm on April 24, 2017

    Maoist rebels killed at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the...

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    3 attacked in Delhi for transporting cattle

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:55am on April 24, 2017

    Three men who were transporting buffaloes in their truck to a slaughterhouse were attacked by vigilantes in the heart of Indian capital New Delhi, the...

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    Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 01:39am on April 24, 2017

    A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. He was...

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    Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on April 23, 2017

    President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest...

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    Afghan base attack kills 140 troops

    Reuters . Mazar-I-Sharif | Updated at 01:05am on April 23, 2017

    At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said on Saturday, in what would be the deadliest...