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Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential vote

Election Commissioner says voting was "free and fair" in tight race between President Rajapaksa and ex-ally Sirasena.

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Sri Lanka set for tight presidential poll

President Rajapaksa faces onetime ally who defected from ruling party to run against him in Thursday's election.

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Several dead in violence across #Afghanistan

At least nine people, including two children, killed and many wounded in explosions and gun attacks in four provinces.

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#Bangladesh arrests key opposition figure

Secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party arrested amid protests marking anniversary of controversial polls.

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#Pakistan adopts army courts in 'terror' cases

Parliament approves establishment of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases after school massacre by Taliban.

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Afghan leader without cabinet after 100 days

Ashraf Ghani remains without a cabinet 100 into office, after failing to agree on key portfolios with rival Abdullah.

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Thousands flee fresh #Kashmir fighting

About 6,000 civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir flee from homes as India and Pakistan engage in border firing.

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Sri Lanka faces unrest in run-up to elections

Three opposition supporters shot while preparing rally for president's chief rival on final day of campaigning.

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#Bangladesh rivals trade blame amid protests

Police stop Zia from leading rallies, exactly one year after Hasina's re-election as PM in polls boycotted by Zia's BNP.

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#Bangladesh opposition leader locked in office

Khaleda Zia confined to her office and rallies banned a day before first anniversary of polls her party boycotted.

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Arrests in #India over rape of Japanese woman

Suspects held in connection to the recent abduction, robbing and gang-rape of Japanese tourist, police say.

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