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Meat crackdown leaves shortage in India's Uttar Pradesh

Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh strike against an ongoing crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.

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Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

At least two civilians and one policeman killed during the operation at a residential building in Sylhet city.

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Russia denies supplying Taliban after Scaparrotti claim

Moscow rejects NATO commander's remark that it is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and allied forces.

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US general: Russia may be supplying Taliban fighters

Russia is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US general alleges.

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UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

UN rights chief suggests Colombo's persistent failure to investigate atrocities stems from fear of punishing soldiers.

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Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counterattack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

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Pakistan to meet Facebook over 'blasphemy' posts

Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan, but critics say it is being used to muzzle government critics.

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Pink taxi: Women-only service to be launched in Karachi

New service aims to protect female customers from harassment, but some believe it's not a budget-friendly initiative.

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Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

Court hears police report implicating Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in operating a secret unit involved in silencing critics.

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Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghanistan border

Pakistan has decided to reopen its crossing with Afghanistan as a 'goodwill gesture'.

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Modi BJP picks firebrand to head India's Uttar Pradesh

PM picks Yogi Adityanath, who has been accused of inciting violence against Muslims, to lead most populous state.

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