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    Suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

    Interior Ministry spokesman said a bomber on foot approached the center where officials were issuing identity cards as part of the registration process for around 10 million voters across Afghanistan.

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    Opposition moves to impeach chief justice of India

    NEW DELHI: A group of MPs from India’s main opposition parties on Friday moved parliament to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for alleged misbehaviour.

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    India approves death penalty for child rapists

    Amidst the national outrage over the rapes of innocent souls, Union Cabinet approved an ordinance for allowing courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping.

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    Indian court acquits Modi ally jailed over deadly Gujarat riots

    An Indian court Friday acquitted an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the most senior figure convicted over the deadly 2002 Gujarat religious riots.

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    Indian army to decrease purchase of expensive hardware due to lack of funds

    The Indian armed forces have proposed cutting down on the purchase of expensive military items and spares for vintage weapon systems after identifying stock shortages for.

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    Russia Providing Arms to Taliban: US

    The Taliban always castigated the Northern Alliance for dealing with Russia. It may be that now Russian and Taliban interests are becoming more closely aligned, says Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network

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    Modi go back: Protesters in UK shout slogans as PM signs 1 billion pounds deal

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign 1 billion pounds (USD 1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit.

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    Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: report

    Pakistan is gradually reducing its dependence on American military technology and China is filling the gap, says a Financial Times report, which also warns that this shift.

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    Informed Pak about 'surgical strike' before making it public in India:Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India will not tolerate those who like to "export terror" and will respond to them "in the language they understand.

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    Indian Air Force conducts drill close to China border

    The ongoing nationwide mega-combat exercise of the Indian Air Force (IAF) began in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district on Tuesday to examine the strategic preparedness of its infrastructure in the area.

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    Iran unveils devastating new missile system in Army Day parade

    In a huge military parade to mark National Army Day, Iranian troops showed off the "Kamin-2" missile system as it was driven on the back of a truck through the streets of Tehran.

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    We've strong army and big allies: Syrian Envoy

    "This is American war against Syria because Damascus has taken independent decisions, Syria is against American interventions in the Middle East that's why they are hitting Syria," Ambassador Dr Riad said.

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    Low-caste Dalits converting to Buddhism in droves as BJP policies divide India

    The caste tensions inherent in Indian society have been steadily rising ever since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came into power with Narendra Modi as prime minister.

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    'We're ashamed', PM Modi finally acknowledges rape, murder of Muslim minor

    Months after the brutal rape and murder of minor Asifa Bano from the nomadic Bakarwal community in the Kathua district of occupied-Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister.

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    Pakistani court bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif from parliament for life

    In a unanimous decision, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has declared the country’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified to hold public office for life.

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    Indian PM to lead day-long fast today in a tit-for-tat protest against opposition

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a day-long fast on Thursday in a tit-for-tat protest against the opposition, whose leaders were caught feasting moments before.

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    US, Pakistan likely to restrict diplomats’ movements

    The United States and Pakistan are engaged in a diplomatic dispute which — despite denials from both sides — could lead to strict restrictions on the movement.

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    7 Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years over Rohingya killings

    Seven soldiers in Myanmar were sentenced for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday.

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    ‘Unimpressed’ by American Patriot missile system, India turns to Russian S-400

    India is to finalize a weapons deal to buy Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems reportedly unimpressed by US-made Patriot missile systems’ repeated failures.

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    Nepal PM Arrives In India, Trade Deficit, Connectivity Likely On Agenda

    During his visit, Mr Oli will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and possible deals on the use of Indian waterways by Nepal as well as an expansion of an India-backed railway

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    Water dispute:Pak approaches WB over India's Neelum project

    Having confirmed that India has completed the controversial Kishanganga hydropower project, Pakistan has asked the World Bank to recognise its responsibility under the.

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    5 Hindu religious leaders get 'Minister of State' status in India

    Ahead of Assembly elections, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday accorded the `Minister of State' (MoS) status to five Hindu religious leaders, after appointing them.

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    Pakistanis pose a threat to Gulf communities, says Dubai security chief

    A top Emirati security official, known for making controversy-catching remarks on wide-ranging issues, took to Twitter to denounce Pakistanis, accusing them of being a "dangerous.

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    India drops plan to punish journalists for ‘fake news’

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held responsible for distributing “fake news”, giving no reason.

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