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#Bangladesh vows to hunt down killers of Dhaka blogger

Activists express outrage and demand justice for Niloy Chatterjee, who was hacked to death by local al-Qaeda affiliate.

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Wave of bombings rocks Kabul killing dozens

More than 50 people killed as gunmen and suicide bombers conduct multiple attacks across the Afghan capital.

Pul-i-Alam

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Five women accused of witchcraft lynched by #India mob

Villagers drag middle-aged women from their huts and beat them to death around midnight in eastern Jharkhand state.

five women

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Series of gruesome child murders shocks #Bangladesh

Within weeks of a 13-year-old boy being lynched, another child was found tortured and murdered, sparking public anger.

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Afghan cadets killed in #Taliban suicide attack

Taliban claims responsibility for attack that kills 20 cadets and comes less than 24 hours after truck blast killed 15.

Heavily-armed security

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Fourth secular #Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

Bangladeshi media reports that Ansar-Al-Islam, a local chapter of al-Qaeda had claimed responsibility for killing.

Niloy Chatterjee

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Deadly explosion rocks Afghanistan's capital Kabul

At least 15 killed and hundreds injured after truck bomb explodes near military base in the city's District 8.

Civilian casualties

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#Taliban truck bomber kills six people in #Afghanistan

Truck detonated at the gate of police compound in Logar province, in first attack since death of Mullah Omar confirmed.

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Seventeen killed in Afghan military helicopter crash

Aircraft crashes in southern Zabul province, killing five pilots and 12 soldiers, as army begins investigation.

Shinkay

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Attack on convoy kills Indian troops in Kashmir

Two paramilitary soldiers dead and at least eight more wounded in ambush near garrison town of Udhampur, police say.

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Afghan conflict sees 'sharp rise' in female casualties

UN report blames rise in deaths and injuries in 2015 on indiscriminate attacks as fighting increases in civilian areas.

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