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    Satellite images show Myanmar Rohingya villages torched

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:36am on November 14, 2016

    Hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages in western Myanmar have been torched, according to new satellite images released on Sunday as fresh fighting flared in...

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    Blast at Pakistan shrine kills 52, wounds scores

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on November 13, 2016

    An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 52 people and wounding...

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    Shrine blast in Pakistan kills 43

    Reuters . Quetta, Pakistan | Updated at 09:00pm on November 12, 2016

    An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 43 people and wounding...

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    Afghan parliament dismisses three ministers 

    Associated Press | Updated at 05:22pm on November 12, 2016

    Afghanistan's parliament has voted to dismiss the foreign minister and two other cabinet members for their failure to spend funds in their development budgets...

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    Taliban claims Bagram US airbase explosion responsibility

    Reuters | Updated at 01:19pm on November 12, 2016

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday which officials said...

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    13 die in garment factory fire in India

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:16pm on November 11, 2016

    A government official says at least 13 people have been killed in a fire in a garments factory on the eastern outskirts of the Indian...

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    Taliban attack German consulate, killing 4

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:49am on November 11, 2016

    Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, killing four people and wounding more than 100, police and...

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    Pakistan deports National Geographic 'Afghan girl'

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:41pm on November 09, 2016

    An Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover was deported by Pakistani officials early Wednesday to her war-torn homeland following a brief period of...

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    India scraps high currency notes to fight graft 

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:22am on November 09, 2016

    India scrapped its highest-denomination currency notes overnight, delivering a blow to black-market money launderers but plunging hundreds of millions of common citizens holding cash savings...

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    New Delhi targets older diesel vehicles to clear up choking smog

    Reuters | Updated at 09:29pm on November 08, 2016

    Authorities in New Delhi began revoking licences for thousands of older diesel vehicles on Tuesday and halted construction work on the underground rail network, as...

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