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ICC opens probe into crimes against Rohingya

The International Criminal Court has initiated a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya.

Muslim Rohingya

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Taliban attacks kill 27 members of Afghan security forces

The Taliban have seized several districts in recent years and carry out frequent attacks targeting Afghan forces.

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Protests grow over jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Scores call for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's release in Yangon as reporters across globe voice solidarity on social media.

Protesters held signs

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At least 37 killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan

Afghan security personnel and civilians targeted in night-time attacks across the country.

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi defends journalists' imprisonment

Imprisonment not linked to freedom of press as reporters broke Official Secrets Act, says Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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India bans hundreds of combination drugs

Government outlaws 328 drugs to combat medicine misuse and rising antibiotic resistance.

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Pakistan military 'quietly' stifling press with intimidation

Press freedom group says media outlets are being forced to self-censor including through violence against reporters.

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Jailed former Pakistani PM Sharif released for wife's funeral

Nawaz Sharif, daughter, and son-in-law, temporarily released on parole to attend the funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz.

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India: Bus crash kills dozens of pilgrims in Telangana state

At least 55 passengers were killed when the bus plunged into a gorge in Jagtial district in southern state.

Telangana state

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Afghanistan: Death toll soars to 68 in suicide bomb attack

At least 68 killed and 165 injured in attacks targeting demonstrators and schools in eastern Nangarhar province.

Nangarhar province

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Former Pakistani first lady Kulsoom Nawaz dies

Wife of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dies in London hospital after battle with cancer.

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