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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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Buddhists 'lured' to settle on Rohingya land

Observers say Myanmar authorities are carrying out methodical social engineering schemes in northern Rakhine State.

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Afghanistan: Hunger strike ends after Ulema Council intervenes

Lashkar Gah residents started the hunger strike in a desperate call for peace between the government and the Taliban.

Hunger strike

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Four Indians killed in communal clashes at Hindu festival

West Bengal authorities ban public gatherings and shutdown internet after religious festival sparks communal violence.

Hindu festival

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Russia, Taliban 'laughed' at US claims of Moscow arming fighters

Representatives of Russia and the Taliban scoffed at the US allegations during their conversations, says Russian envoy.

Zamir Kabulov

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Amal Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar

Amal Clooney asserts the innocence of Reuters journalists on trial for reporting Rohingya massacre in Rakhine state.

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US, UAE missed chance to capture Taliban leader: Post

Akhtar Mansoor visited Dubai to fundraise months before his assassination in 2016, Washington Post reports.

Akhtar Mansoor

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CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots

Over 600 incidents have been logged in the past five years.

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Afghanistan: Blast hits Shia mosque in Herat

At least one reported dead and several wounded in suicide attack on Shia mosque in PD 7 in western city of Herat.

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Species worldwide in decline as result of human activity

Over the coming decades, climate change will worsen the loss of biodiversity even more, the report warned.

Species

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