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Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns dissolution of parliament

Court also orders halt to preparations for snap elections, in latest twist in Sri Lanka's protracted political crisis.

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Kabul: Suicide bomber targets protesters demanding security

Six people were killed and 20 others wounded in the capital city amid renewed violence in recent months.

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At least 16 killed in Taliban attack on army base in Baghlan

At least 12 soldiers and four tribal elders killed in an attack claimed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's north.

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Afghan forces killed in Taliban attack on Ghanzi checkpoint

Reinforcements sent to the site in Ghanzi province were repeatedly ambushed along the way, officials said.

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Thousands rally in support of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo

Mass rally comes as parliament speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa's controversial appointment as PM.

A supporter celebrates

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Sri Lanka parliament speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM

Karu Jayasuriya says he won't accept Rajapaksa as prime minister until he proves majority in 225-member parliament.

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India: Villagers crush man-eating tiger to death with tractor

Tigress run over with tractor in revenge for man's death two days after another tigress was shot by forest officials.

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Afghan pilot writes emotional letter to wife of slain US mayor

Major Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard was killed on Saturday by an Afghan commando he was training.

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Heavy snowfall hits India's Himalayan states

Winter sets in early across parts of northern India, leading to widespread disruption for many.

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'Help us': Aasia Bibi's husband in Pakistan appeals for asylum

Ashiq Masih's request for asylum in US, UK or Canada comes a day after he criticised the government deal with TLP.

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Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban's political office in Doha will attend talks on November 9.

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