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    Hours-long battle ends in Kabul after militants killed

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 07:28pm on August 21, 2018

    An hours-long battle in the Afghan capital involving insurgent rocket attacks and military airstrikes ended Tuesday with the death of two militants...

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    Pakistan to ban Sharif from travelling abroad

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:28am on August 21, 2018

    Pakistan will bar jailed former leader Nawaz Sharif from travelling abroad, the government said on Monday, in one of the first decisions taken by new...

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    India flood death toll jumps to 357

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:11pm on August 19, 2018

    The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to...

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    More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

    Agence France-Presse . Thrissur | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2018

    Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more...

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    Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:52am on August 18, 2018

    Pakistan’s new prime minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, ushering in a new political era as the World...

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    Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:05am on August 18, 2018

    Nepal introduced a new criminal code Friday that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used...

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    Imran Khan elected as new Pakistan prime minister

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2018

    Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the World Cup cricket hero...

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    India flood crisis mounts as 324 confirmed dead

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2018

    The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324,...

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    Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:08pm on August 17, 2018

    Pakistani lawmakers will vote for a new prime minister Friday, with World Cup cricket hero and election winner Imran Khan expected to become the...

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    In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

    Reuters . Dhubri, India | Updated at 12:10am on August 18, 2018

    Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant....