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Reports: Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54

Multiple reports say the movie star died of cardiac arrest while attending a family wedding in Dubai.

Sridevi

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Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

At least 23 killed in separate attacks in Kabul's diplomatic area and country's Farah and Helmand provinces.

NATO headquarters and the US embassy

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Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

Satellite imagery released by HRW shows Rohingya dwellings razed between late December and February.

A satellite image

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Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head

Pakistan's Supreme Court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading the country's ruling party amid corruption allegations.

Nawaz Sharif

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Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days

Ruling party lawmakers approve extension of state of emergency on island nation in a vote opposition says is illegal.

President Abdulla Yameen

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Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan

Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

Zainab Ansari

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KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal's new prime minister

KP Oli from Communist Party of Nepal was sworn in on Thursday as country's 41st prime minister.

KP Sharma Oli

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Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017

At 2,295, suicide and complex attacks kill and injure more people than any previous recorded year in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan seizes charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was recently released from house arrest.

Hafiz Saeed

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UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

Rohingya

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Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan militia fighters

Pro-government forces targeted by attacker who worked alongside them for months, Afghan officials say.

Afghan militia

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