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#Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccination

Hundreds detained for refusing to vaccinate children in country seen as one of the last strongholds of deadly disease.

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#India foreign secretary in #Pakistan in bid to mend ties

Subrahmanyan Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad for first meeting with counterpart since India called off August talks.

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Many killed in Afghan explosion

Fourteen people killed after van detonates at security base's entrance in Helmand province.

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#Bangladesh police arrest suspect in blogger's murder

Officials say suspect made death threats against Avijit Roy but refuse to say if he was one of the Dhaka attackers.

Bangladesh security forces

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Thousands march against new #Nepal constitution vote

Police fire teargas and water cannon as about 35,000 protesters throng Kathmandu calling for constitution by consensus.

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Blogger hacked to death in #Bangladesh capital

Writer's wife seriously wounded as pair attacked after attending book fair at Dhaka University.

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Thousands rally against detention of #Maldives ex-leader

Supporters of country's former President Mohamed Nasheed march in capital Male calling for his release.

Mohamed Nasheed

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Suicide attack 'targets Turkish embassy car' in Kabul

Taliban claim responsibility for bombing which killed two near Iran's embassy in Afghan capital.

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Arrest warrant issued for #Bangladesh ex-PM

Court issues warrant after Khaleda Zia, currently under house arrest, fails to attend hearings for graft charges.

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Avalanches kill scores in Afghanistan's northeast

Rescuers continue the search for survivors as at least 124 people are confirmed dead in Panjshir Valley.

Panjshir Valley

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UN climate panel chief steps down amid sex claims

Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli has been appointed as acting IPCC head following Rajendra K Pachauri's resignation.

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