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Indian troops fire shots at Pakistani helicopter in Kashmir

Indian army claims the chopper, carrying leader of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, violated its airspace.

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Former Maldives leader Gayoom freed on bail a week after election

Former president's release came a week after half-brother Abdulla Yameen lost the presidential election.

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

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Concern about voting system ahead of Afghanistan election

Campaigning has started for next month's parliamentary elections with big concerns on technology and security.

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India, Pakistan trade barbs at UN over failed bid for talks

India and Pakistan exchanged barbs at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through.

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Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta alleges sexual harassment

Dutta says she was harassed by a veteran actor Nana Patekar 10 years ago.

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Rockets hit Ghazni during Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit

At least two rockets land within 300 metres of where President Ashraf Ghani was meeting local officials.

President Ghani

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UN sets up body to prepare Myanmar atrocity evidence

UN body will collect, consolidate, preserve, and analyse evidence of the most serious international crimes.

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UN says 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate air attacks

UN said the toll includes 14 children as concern over air raids killing more civilians grows in the country.

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Floods hit northern India leaving villagers stranded

Dozens rescued as raging torrents lash parts of Himachal Pradesh state and Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Tinder gives women in India more control over conversations

'My Move' feature on popular dating app gives women the option to prevent men from messaging.

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UN: 'Credible' reports of Afghan civilians killed in air strike

Nine members of a family were killed last week as UN raises concern over increase in civilian deaths.

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