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    Taliban active in 70pc of Afghanistan: BBC study

    Reuters | Updated at 11:04am on January 31, 2018

    The Taliban are openly active in 70 per cent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 per cent of the country and demonstrating an open physical...

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    India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

    BBC | Updated at 06:14pm on January 30, 2018

    An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after...

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    Lanka still using draconian anti-terror laws: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on January 30, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s government is still using draconian anti-terror laws that give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects despite promising to abolish them, Human...

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    11 Afghan soldiers killed in fresh Kabul attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on January 30, 2018

    Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over...

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    Kabul in shock after deadly ambulance bomb attack

    Reuters | Updated at 01:32pm on January 28, 2018

    Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than...

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    14 Myanmar students expelled after protest

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:43am on January 28, 2018

    Fourteen students have been expelled from a Myanmar university after staging a campus protest calling for more education funding, an activist said on Saturday, sparking...

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    James Bond actress calls for better future for Rohingyas

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:25am on January 28, 2018

    A James Bond film actress on Saturday visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and stressed the need that all countries should work together to make...

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    95 killed, 158 injured in Kabul blast

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on January 28, 2018

    A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday when it blew...

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    Bus with pilgrims falls into river in India, killing 12 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:50am on January 27, 2018

    A bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a river in western India after smashing through a bridge railing, killing 12 and injuring another three, police...

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    Richardson says Suu Kyi living in ‘classic bubble’

    Reuters | Updated at 08:56am on January 27, 2018

    Aung San Suu Kyi remains Myanmar's best hope for change, veteran US mediator Bill Richardson said on Friday, days after he got into a fight...