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Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Government orders troop deployment after clashes between anti-blasphemy protesters and police leave over 170 injured.

anti-blasphemy protests

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Myanmar, Bangladesh sign Rohingya return deal

Bangladesh signs deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled recent army crackdown.

Rohingya return

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US: Myanmar attacks on Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Rex Tillerson accuses Myanmar's security forces of perpetrating 'horrendous atrocities' against the Muslim minority.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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BJP politician puts bounty on Deepika Padukone's head

A regional BJP leader offers reward of $1.5m for beheading actress and director of Bollywood period drama Padmavati.

Deepika Padukone

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Amnesty: Rohingya in Rakhine State live under apartheid

Amnesty investigation reveals the dehumanising system of discrimination facing Rohingya inside Rakhine state.

violence inflicted on the Rohingya

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Rohingya activist: Suu Kyi is denying our existence

Activists and rights campaigners slam Myanmar's de facto leader for diverting attention from Rohingya crisis.

ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

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Kashmir: Seven killed in fierce gun battle

Six separatists and an Indian air force commando die in gun battle in a northern part of Indian-administered Kashmi.

Mourning women in Srinagar

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Explosion hits Kabul as political gathering under way

At least seven dead as suicide bomber blows himself up in apparent attempt to strike political gathering.

Explosion hits Kabul

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Myanmar's Rohingya report 'absurd', rights group says

Human Rights Watch calls army probe that found no Rohingya civilians were killed in brutal crackdown a 'whitewash'.

Rohingya

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Anti-blasphemy protesters block entrance to Islamabad

Conservative leader's followers block Islamabad highway for sixth day, demanding strict adherence to blasphemy laws.

Islamabad

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Hamid Karzai: US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Ex-Afghan president says group's presence used as excuse to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb on district in Nangarhar.

Hamid Karzai

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Governments across Southeast Asia have been using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms - now; they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: US President Donald Trump's "fake news" mantra.

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