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Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

The government denies any allegations of purported genocide of Muslim-majority Rohingya by Myanmar armed forces.

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Russia postpones Afghanistan peace conference

Afghanistan and the US turned down invitations for the meeting but Taliban were willing to attend.

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India: Outrage after activists arrested over alleged Maoist links

Five left-wing activists arrested in multi-city raids accused of triggering caste violence near Pune last year.

Varavara Rao in Hyderabad

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Pakistan condemns blasphemous Dutch cartoon contest

Senate passes resolution decrying Prophet Muhammad caricature competition planned by far-right Dutch politician.

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UN documents 'shocking crimes' by Myanmar army

Top Myanmar generals led brutal campaign against Rohingya involving 'gravest crimes under international law"'.

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Russia, Tajikistan deny air raids in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said clashes broke out between drug smugglers and Tajik border guards before the air attack.

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'My world went dark': The day ISIL killed my cousin at school

Maisam Iltaf recalls how 17-year-old Rahila died in a suicide attack on a school in the Afghan capital on August 15.

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Myanmar: Verdict for two jailed Reuters journalists postponed

Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were investigating the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslims by soldiers when they were arrested.

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ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

Abu Saad Erhabi killed along with 10 other members of ISIL's Afghan branch, security agency says.

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Afghan President Ghani rejects ministers' resignations

Defence and interior ministers, as well as a security chief, sent their resignations on Saturday.

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Tourism in flood-hit Kerala grinds to a halt

Tourism accounts for 12 percent of the southern Indian state's economy, but flooding has hit the industry hard.

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