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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

New Delhi court says sensitive information was passed to Pakistan by low-level embassy staffer in Islamabad.

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan

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Farah 'getting back to normal' but scars of heavy fighting remain

Hundreds of schools closed in the western Farah province as Taliban attacks continue across the country.

gun battle

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Pakistan: Student Sabika Sheikh killed in Texas school shooting

Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among at least 10 schoolchildren killed when a gunman opened fire at the Sante Fe High School.

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Afghanistan: Jalalabad cricket match bomb attack kills eight

At least eight people killed in bomb attack on Ramadan night-time cricket tournament in eastern Afghanistan.

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Taliban pledge not to target Afghan army, police

Armed group says 'the Americans and their foreign allies' are the main targets and will stop attacking Afghan forces.

Afghan security forces

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Pakistan kills wanted senior rebel commander

Army says it killed Salman Badeni, allegedly the Baluchistan regional chief of Laskhar-e-Jhanvi, in a raid on Thursday.

Baluchistan

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India calls ceasefire in Kashmir for holy month of Ramadan

Truce will help Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan in a 'peaceful environment', Indian home ministry says.

 Indian army

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Taliban abandons effort to capture Farah city

Security forces backed by US air support reassert control over western city, a day after fighters took control of it.

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Bangladesh: Former prime minister Khaleda Zia granted bail

With three more pending cases against Zia, opposition leader unlikely to be released from jail right now, lawyers say.

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Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops.

Afghan security forces

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Gender bias kills 239,000 girls in India every year: Study

The figure does not include girls who are aborted simply for their gender, the researchers say.

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