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Deadly car bomb hits Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah

At least 29 people killed and more than 50 wounded after bomb detonates outside bank branch in Helmand province.

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UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

India to become world's most populous country by 2024, while Nigeria will overtake US in third spot, says UN report.

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India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan's cricket win

Indian authorities slap sedition charges against villagers for cheering Pakistan's cricket victory in Champions Trophy.

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Taliban kill Afghan security guards

Eight guards were killed while they were on their way to work at Bagram airfield, main US military base in Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces

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Afghan police killed in Taliban attack in Gardez

One attacker continues to fire at police inside a special forces headquarters building in the eastern city of Gardez.

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Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

The two officials were travelling to their home country from Jalalabad in Nangarhar when they disappeared.

Jalalabad

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Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds seven

Attacker is killed after wounding seven US troops at a northern Afghanistan base in second 'insider attack' in a week.

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Kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead

Groups fighting to end Indian rule step up attacks on Indian government forces patrolling the divided region.

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Mukhtar Mai revisits ordeal through Thumbprint

Mukhtar Mai travels to LA to watch Thumbprint, which recounts her 2002 rape and decision to take her attackers to court.

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Indian court convicts six over 1993 Mumbai blasts

The men were convicted for their role in the 1993 attacks that killed 257 people and injured hundreds.

Mustafa Dossa

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Afghanistan: Deaths as suicide bomber hits Shia mosque

Attack comes as worshippers gathered for a night of religious observances as part of the holy month of Ramadan.

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