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India's BJP changes Muslim name of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh changes Muslim name of historic city from Allahabad to Prayagraj.

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India: Akbar sues journalist Priya Ramani over #MeToo allegations

The lawsuit says that Ramani "intentionally put forward fabricated" allegations to harm his reputation.

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Afghanistan elections: Explosion hits poll meeting in Takhar

At least 22 killed and 32 wounded after blast targets rally for the upcoming parliamentary polls boycotted by Taliban.

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Afghanistan: Taliban confirms talks with US peace envoy in Qatar

The Trump administration engages with the Taliban as it wants to wind down the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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Sri Lankans displaced by war wait for government to return land

The security forces, who occupied the land during and after the conflict ended in 2009, still retain control.

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Maldives election commissioners flee alleging threats

Outgoing President Abdulla Yameen, who has challenged the results, accused election officials of accepting bribes.

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2 killed as Cyclone Titli smashes eastern India

Downed trees and power outages as damaging winds and torrential rain lash the region.

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US, Russian astronauts survive Soyuz emergency landing

The space travellers landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan after a Russian booster rocket failed.

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Afghanistan civilian deaths highest since 2014: UN

From January to September 2018, at least 2,798 civilians have been killed and 5,252 others injured across the country.

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Pakistan appoints new head of powerful intelligence agency

Lieutenant-General Asim Munir will take over from outgoing ISI chief Lieutenant-General Naveed Mukhtar, says military.

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Myanmar arrests three journalists over article on Suu Kyi protege

The arrests came after Eleven Media published an article about a scheme run by Suu Kyi confidant Phyo Min Thein.

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