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Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives capital

Prominent blogger and internet activist Yameen Rasheed was found with multiple stab wounds in stairway of his building.

Maldives capital

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Taliban attack prompts resignation calls in Afghanistan

Ministers, army chiefs must resign for failing to provide security, Afghan public says following deadly base assault.

Afghan families have buried their dead

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Afghanistan mourns after deadly Taliban attack on base

President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.

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Truck ploughs into Indian farmers killing at least 14

Accident occurred when driver lost control of speeding vehicle and struck an electricity pole.

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Mob attack over blasphemy claim in Pakistan's Chitral

Policemen injured in third such incident this month following a student's killing by a mob and shooting of faith healer.

Pakistan's Chitral

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Taliban fighters attack Afghan army base, 'killing 140'

Fighters dressed in military uniforms attack major army base in Balkh province as soldiers leave Friday prayers.

Afghan troops

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Leading BJP figures to face trial in Babri mosque case

Members of Modi's governing BJP face criminal conspiracy charges over the 1992 destruction of Babri mosque.

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At least 44 feared dead in road accident in India

Rescue work ongoing in Himachal Pradesh after latest accident in country where over 110,000 die each year in crashes.

Shimla district

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HR McMaster visits Afghanistan after MOAB attack

McMaster discusses joint efforts to combat "terrorist groups", just days after US use of GBU-43 bomb in country's east.

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Hopes for survivors fade after rubbish dump collapse

Deadly 'man-made disaster' could have been avoided, residents say, as grim search operation continues for fourth day.

Meetotamulla

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Kashmir unrest: Protesting students clash with police

Violence breaks out as students protest a police raid on a college amid rising tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Police fired tear gas

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