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CPEC: Pakistan and China strengthen economic ties

China invest $46bn in CPEC project, hoping link to Gwadar port will lead to easier trade with Middle East and Africa.

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Afghanistan: Explosion hits US airbase in Bagram

Attack claimed by Taliban at facility near Kabul that houses the largest contingent of US soldiers in the country.

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Attack on Shah Noorani shrine in Pakistan kills dozens

ISIL claims responsibility for blast at a shrine in Balochistan killing at least 43 and wounding scores of others.

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Fire kills factory workers in India's Sahibabad

Deaths of 13 people in Sahibabad, outside Delhi, seen as latest evidence of country's poor workplace-safety record.

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Taliban attacks German consulate in Afghanistan

At least one person killed and 20 wounded as suicide car bomber rams his vehicle into the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Fire exchanged across India-Pakistan border in Kashmir

Pakistani and Indian forces trade fire along LoC in disputed Kashmir region, killing at least nine over past two days.

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Pakistan deports 'green-eyed girl' Sharbat Gula

Sharbat Gula, a symbol of her country's wars since featuring in National Geographic cover photo, sent back via Torkham.

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India: Government puts NDTV ban on hold

One-day ban on the Hindi language news channel was ordered as a penalty for coverage of an attack in January.

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UN to probe US air raid that killed women and children

Raids by US aircraft in Kunduz province killed more than 30 civilians, including many women and children last week.

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Dozens arrested for attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

More than 100 Hindu houses and 17 temples have been vandalised and looted since violence began last month.

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US admits air strikes 'likely' killed Afghan civilians

Two days after the killing of 32 in Kunduz, US army concedes its raids "likely" resulted in the loss of innocent lives.

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