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Afghanistan: ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

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Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

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India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

In a speech marking Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'India will unfurl the tricolor in space' soon.

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'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

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Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

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Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

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Drought raises food security fears in Afghanistan

Harvests under threat as ongoing shortage of precipitation bites across the war-torn country.

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VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Naipaul's fiction and nonfiction reflected his journey from Trinidad to London and many stops in developing countries.

VS Naipaul

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Calls grow for release of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Intellectuals and civil society groups urge the Bangladeshi government to release Alam amid reports he was tortured.

Shahidul Alam

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Afghanistan: Electoral body bars 35 candidates from October vote

The country's top electoral body issues list of banned candidates, accused of having ties to illegal armed groups.

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India: Monsoon floods, landslides kill dozens in Kerala state

Death toll in southern state of Kerala rises to 37, as heavy rain displaces thousands and damages crops.

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