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India's 'bachelor' Modi admits he is married

India's election frontrunner Narendra Modi has acknowledged for the first time that he is married, solving one of the biggest mysteries about the private life of the man tipped to be the next prime minister.

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India votes in third phase of elections

Impressive turnout recorded Voting in India's crucial third phase of parliamentary elections in the Hindi heartland, which also includes the Indian capital has ended, with millions of people coming out to vote.

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High turnout in second phase of India polls

Millions of people across India's four northeastern states of Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have voted in the second round of parliamentary elections.

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India's Modi files nomination papers

Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has filed nomination papers from Vadodara seat in his home state of Gujarat.

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Blast rips through Pakistan market

A member of the Islamabad Police bomb squad investigates the crater left by the explosionAt least 23 people have been killed and another 73 wounded after a bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, hospital and security officials have said.

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Blast hits train in Pakistan's Balochistan

The explosion destroyed one of the train's compartment and caused big fire. [AFP]An explosion has ripped through a train in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan, killing at least 14 people, officials said.

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Sri Lanka refuses to co-operate with UN probe

Sri Lanka will not co-operate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister has said.

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Voting for first phase of India polls ends

Indians began voting on Monday in the world's biggest election, with nearly six million people casting their vote in six constituencies in northeastern states of Assam and Tripura.

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Early Kabul vote count puts Abdullah in lead

Preliminary tallies from Afghanistan's presidential election showed former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah taking the lead in parts of Kabul.

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Pakistan forces kill dozens in Balochistan

Pakistani security forces have killed 30 separatist fighters in an offensive in Balochistan, a senior official said, in one of the biggest clashes in months in the gas-rich province.

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Afghan civilians killed in roadside blast

Kandahar A roadside bomb has killed 15 civilians travelling in a pick-up truck in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan, officials said, in the first major incident since elections two days ago.

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