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Amnesty: Rohingya fighters killed scores of Hindus in Myanmar

Rights group says Rohingya rebels killed as many as 99 Hindu villagers in one day in August last year.

Victims of the massacre

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Nipah virus outbreak kills 10 in India

No vaccine available for deadly infection carried by fruit bats, as 12 tested positive in southern state of Kerala.

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Heavy casualties as blast rocks Afghan city of Kandahar

Afghan forces accidentally detonate explosives in southern city of Kandahar, killing 16 and wounding 38 others.

Kandahar

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Sri Lanka: Severe monsoon thunderstorms kill five

Thousands more homeless as monsoon rains wreak havoc in western and central parts of the island.

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Afghanistan: Policemen killed in deadly Taliban attacks in Ghazni

Taliban fighters storm checkpoints in Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts setting off deadly battles with security forces.

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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

New Delhi court says sensitive information was passed to Pakistan by low-level embassy staffer in Islamabad.

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan

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Farah 'getting back to normal' but scars of heavy fighting remain

Hundreds of schools closed in the western Farah province as Taliban attacks continue across the country.

gun battle

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Pakistan: Student Sabika Sheikh killed in Texas school shooting

Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among at least 10 schoolchildren killed when a gunman opened fire at the Sante Fe High School.

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Afghanistan: Jalalabad cricket match bomb attack kills eight

At least eight people killed in bomb attack on Ramadan night-time cricket tournament in eastern Afghanistan.

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Taliban pledge not to target Afghan army, police

Armed group says 'the Americans and their foreign allies' are the main targets and will stop attacking Afghan forces.

Afghan security forces

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Pakistan kills wanted senior rebel commander

Army says it killed Salman Badeni, allegedly the Baluchistan regional chief of Laskhar-e-Jhanvi, in a raid on Thursday.

Baluchistan

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