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HRW: Police responsible for hundreds of prisoner deaths

Officers not held accountable for deaths of almost 600 people in custody between 2010 and 2015, Human Rights Watch says.

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Nepali girl dies due to banned menstruation practice

A 15-year-old girl suffocated to death after she was made to sleep in a shed because she was menstruating.

Nepali girl

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Pakistani cinemas end ban on Bollywood films

Cinema owners to allow screenings of Indian films again, months after ban was imposed during Kashmir tensions.

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Gunmen kill five female airport workers in Afghanistan

Women who searched female passengers had received death threats from those who disapproved of them having careers.

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One dead in 'Indian shelling' on school van in Kashmir

Pakistan says firing on school van across the Line of Control left the driver dead and at least eight children wounded.

 school van

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Afghan returnee girls at risk of early marriage: report

Survey by Save the Children indicates Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan are also vulnerable to forced labour.

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Killings of land rights activists tripled in 2016

Roughly 16 land rights advocates have been killed each month from January through November.

Santiago, Chile

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US military chief offers assurances to Afghan leaders

More than 2,200 US troops have been killed and hundreds of billions of dollars spent since the US-led invasion in 2001.

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Deaths in Kashmir gun battle trigger anti-India protest

Two suspected rebels killed in the 42-hour shootout while one civilian hit by stray bullet in southern Arwani village.

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Quetta lawyers attack: 'Irreparable blow to future'

Ordinary people bemoan lack of protection and representation after legal fraternity wiped out in tragic August attack.

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One killed in Kashmir as anti-India clashes erupt

Police say civilian was killed by a stray live round in Arwani village during protests that followed a gun battle.

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