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US and #Afghanistan sign security pact

Afghanistan has signed a long-delayed security deal which will allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.

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#Pakistan arrests dozens of Indian fishermen

Pakistan has arrested 25 Indian fisherman for violating the territorial waters of the country, its maritime security agency has said.

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Hundreds arrested after #India sectarian riot

More than 200 people have been arrested after one man was stabbed and more than a dozen others injured as Hindus and Muslims clashed in the Indian state of Gujarat over a post on Facebook, officials have said.

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Jailed Indian politician to file appeal

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the former chief minister of India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, who was jailed on Saturday over a corruption case, will be filing an appeal against her sentence, her representative has said.

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Taliban launch attack in Afghanistan's Paktia

A group of Taliban suicide bombers has attacked a local government headquarters in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, killing 12 people, as the country's new president was preparing to be sworn in.

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Profile: Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani has been inaugurated as the new president of Afghanistan, in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

Ashraf GhaniAshraf Ghani has been sworn is as the new president of Afghanistan in a lavish ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, ending months of turmoil over a fraud tainted election.

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Blast rocks Kabul diplomatic area

An explosion has injured at least one person in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, a day before the inauguration of a new president.

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Karzai approves execution of Afghan rapists

Afghanistan's outgoing president Hamid Karzai has approved the execution of five men for armed robbery and sexual assault, his spokesman has said.

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Modi lays out terms for India-Pakistan talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underscored his readiness to restart bilateral talks with nuclear rival Pakistan, but insisted that such negotiations must be held "without a shadow of terrorism".

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Graft lands top Indian official in jail

Jayalalithaa JayaramAn Indian court has sentenced the top elected official of the southern state of Tamil Nadu to four years in prison for corruption in a case that was filed 18 years ago.

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