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Thousands of Uzbek Muslims jailed for 'extremism'

At least 12,800 people imprisoned since 2002 on trumped charges with many facing torture, human rights group says.

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Pro-India Kashmir leader Mufti Sayeed dies in Delhi

Chief Minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, an ally of PM Modi, died of multiple organ failure.

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Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for Nizami

Jamaat-e-Islami leader loses appeal against war crimes sentence in case Islamists say is part of a government crackdown.

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Wounded US soldiers evacuated from Afghanistan

Body of third American also taken out after heavy fighting with the Taliban in Helmand's Marjah district.

US soldiers

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India admits security gaps in deadly air base attack

PM Modi calls for "firm and immediate action" against those responsible for attack blamed on Pakistani assailants.

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Residents worried as Taliban claims latest Kabul attack

The armed group has staged a series of assaults in Afghanistan since foreign troops ended combat operations last year.

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US casualties in fighting with Afghan Taliban

American special operations troops killed and wounded in restive Helmand province.

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Afghan forces end siege near Indian consulate

Three attackers, who had shut themselves in a nearby house, killed by security forces to end siege in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Gun battles rage near Indian consulate in Afghanistan

Fighters suspected to be holed up in nearby building after trying to enter consulate in city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Heavy gunfire as Indian airbase siege enters third day

Indian officials vow to kill remaining gunmen, following attack on Pathankot base near the border with Pakistan.

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Deadly earthquake rocks northeastern India

Major 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits near India's border with Bangladesh and Myanmar, killing at least six people.

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