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Taliban responds to Trump's Afghan strategy

Armed group warns that the US president is wasting soldiers' lives by sending thousands more troops to the country.

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Supreme Court suspends 'triple talaq' divorce law

The rule allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word 'talaq' three times.

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Cloud-seeding experiments take off in India

The government hopes to enhance rain in drought-hit Karnataka.

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World reacts to Trump's new strategy on Afghan war

India, UK and NATO express support for US president's policy, but Pakistan, China and Russia offer little enthusiasm.

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Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

Key developments of a 16-year conflict, from the 2001 US invasion after 9/11 to Trump's latest strategy reveal.

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UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

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Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy

Modest increase in troops expected as analysts rule out consideration of political solution to end 16-year war.

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Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM

The sentences were carried out over a failed attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Rare wildlife killed as floods devastate India reserve

Rescuers recover carcasses of more than 225 animals, including 15 rhinos after floods ravage Kaziranga wildlife reserve.

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Pakistan: Teenager detained over blasphemy

Eighteen-year-old Christian faces possibility of being put to death after being accused of burning pages of the Quran.

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Uttar Pradesh train derailment kills several passengers

PM Modi sends condolences as at 23 killed and scores injured after train connecting Haridwar and Puri comes off tracks.

Uttar Pradesh train derailment

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