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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament

Parliament suspended until May 8, says president's office, in move following appearance of cracks in ruling coalition.

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Myanmar court refuses to free Reuters journalists

"They have not violated any laws in the course of their newsgathering and were simply doing their jobs." Stephen Adler

Kyaw Soe Oo

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Myanmar jails soldiers involved in Rohingya massacre

Seven soldiers sentenced to 10 years in prison for "participating in murder" of 10 Rohingya men last year.

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ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe

Prosecutor asks ICC to rule whether it has jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations, a possible crime against humanity.

Rohingya deportation

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Dozens of children killed as India school bus plunges off cliff

Police put death toll at 30, including children as young as 10 years old, following incident in Himachal Pradesh.

school bus plunge

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Deadly blast hits Afghanistan's Herat province

Children among casualties as explosive-laden vehicle detonates near mosque in Shindand district in Herat province.

Herat province

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

Salman Khan is expected to leave Jodhpur Central Jail on Saturday after he was granted bail worth $770.

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Students clash with Kashmir police in Srinagar

Students injured while condemning killings of civilians and fighters by Indian forces in separatist stronghold.

Students

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Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted of antelope poaching case

Indian movie star was accused of killing antelopes back in 1998, while shooting a film in the state of Rajasthan.

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Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe survives no-confidence motion

Prime minister defeats no-confidence motion with a majority of 46 votes, but government is 'weakened' by process.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Afghanistan: 'Civilians killed' in attack on Kunduz madrassa

Several casualties as religious school in Taliban stronghold attacked by Afghan forces, officials and witnesses say.

Dashte Archi district

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At least 63 people killed in bombings targeting voter registration centres in Kabul and Baghlan province, officials say.

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