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August 31, 2015 12:53 pm

Rice's visit to Islamabad was unrelated to the growing tensions between India and Pakistan. It had been scheduled weeks ago: Official

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August 30, 2015 8:01 pm

In his meeting with Rice, Sharif, while talking about ties with India, informed the US delegation the reasons behind the cancellation of talks between NSAs of India and Pakistan, media reported.

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August 30, 2015 5:40 pm

There has been a feeling in all Muslim League factions except PML-N, that they should be united and form a new political force to challenge the PML-N and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

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August 29, 2015 12:49 pm

Some top Taliban militants joined IS last year and the group fought pitched battles with Taliban inside Afghanistan.

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August 28, 2015 2:29 pm

India, which is the world's second largest arms importer, has more than doubled its military spending over the last decade.

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August 27, 2015 2:29 pm

The FIA issued a charge sheet with 12 cases on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Gilani pertaining to multi-million rupee scandal in the Trade Development Authority (TDAP).

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August 27, 2015 1:13 pm

Pakistan decided against sending its NSA Sartaj Aziz to Delhi to meet his counterpart Ajit Doval because it found the Indian condition of not inviting Kashmiri separatists for consultations unacceptable.

August 26, 2015 1:08 am

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the cabinet that any dialogue with India without Kashmir issue would be futile, the Dawn reported.

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August 26, 2015 12:00 am

At least 11 people including 7 policemen were killed and more than 100 injured in a violent clash on Monday in western Nepal’s Kailali district between security personnel and protesters demanding a separate Tharuhat province.

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August 23, 2015 6:55 pm

The quake rocked areas 15 km southeast of Kodari in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, reported Xinhua news agency

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August 23, 2015 8:15 am

From the relaunch of train services and a second thumbs-down to Mahinda Rajapaksa to a newfound ambition to play national cricket, the city is putting behind its war bruises.

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August 21, 2015 5:13 pm

The suspects were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), which Khanzada helped to set up to counter militancy in the province.

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August 21, 2015 3:20 pm

His victory in Monday's election thwarted a political comeback bid by the country's former strongman president, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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August 19, 2015 1:08 pm

The media head of the agency, Sohel Mahmud, in southeastern city of Chittagong told The Associated Press that Sakila Farzana, Liton and Bopon were arrested in the capital, Dhaka, late Tuesday.

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August 19, 2015 3:54 am

The UPFA won 83 seats with 42.38 per cent of the votes, and will also be allocated extra seats calculated on total vote share.

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August 19, 2015 1:07 am

Resignations come amid mass protests across the country. On Tuesday, one person was killed and dozens were injured during a clash with police in Saptari district, 460 km from the capital.

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August 19, 2015 1:03 am

In an interview to The Indian Express two days before the election, 67-year-old Wickremesinghe said his government would follow a “pro-Sri Lanka” foreign policy.

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August 18, 2015 6:24 pm

Wickremasinghe was set to take oath in a simple ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat while the cabinet of national government was to be appointed later.

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August 18, 2015 12:10 pm

Experts have expressed concern that rain could spread some of the vast quantities of hazardous material at the site or set off chemical reactions sparking further explosions.

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August 18, 2015 10:08 am

Initial results from the August 17 parliamentary elections show the Wickremesinghe’s United National Front for Good Governance leading in 11 of Sri Lanka’s 22 districts.

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August 18, 2015 2:05 pm

Rajapaksa said that his UPFA has won eight districts and Wickremesinghe's UNP has 11 out of a total of 22.

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August 18, 2015 8:38 am

Sirisena succeeded Rajapaksa as leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party but has moved only belatedly to assert his control over the party and block his predecessor's path back to power.

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August 17, 2015 1:06 pm

"The rescue operation has not been completed at yet. Some 17 injured have been shifted to different hospitals for treatment," said Deeba Shahnaz, a Punjab Emergency Department Rescue 1122 spokesperson.

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August 16, 2015 7:59 pm

Pakistan's Punjab province Home Minister Shuja Khanzada was assassinated today when a suicide bomber blew himself up at his house in Attock district, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others in the brazen attack.

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August 16, 2015 9:06 am

Over 15 million voters are expected to vote in 22 electoral districts to elect a 225-member parliament for a five-year term.

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August 16, 2015 8:11 am

Gul remained ISI chief during 1987 and 1989 when the US-backed Afghanistan's war against the then Soviet Union was at the last stages.

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August 16, 2015 1:13 am

The outgoing parliament passed an amendment to the Constitution that gave back to the Election Commission what the previous Rajapaksa government had taken away.

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August 15, 2015 4:02 am

If elected, Rajapaksa said, he would invite India to “join China” and finish projects in Sri Lanka.

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August 13, 2015 8:12 pm

The attack on the army-run school in Peshawar, in which nearly all the victims were schoolchildren, shocked Pakistanis and led the country to lift a moratorium on executions in place since 2008.

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August 13, 2015 11:23 am

The latest on the explosions in China's port city of Tianjin (all times local).

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August 11, 2015 5:07 am

As the protests intensified, Maoists Party Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the issue of demarcation of boundaries of the proposed six provinces was not final.

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August 10, 2015 7:50 pm

A moderate earthquake in Afghanistan was felt across South Asia on Monday, shaking the ground in Kabul, Islamabad and New Delhi.

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August 10, 2015 5:19 pm

This attack comes days after series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital killed dozens and wounded hundreds more.

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August 9, 2015 3:27 pm

Lahore High Court's Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed August 10 as the date for hearing the petition.

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August 9, 2015 12:49 pm

The letter of assurance came after India conveyed its concerns over the impact of the recently passed constitutional amendment which allowed foreigners to own land in the island nation.

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August 8, 2015 6:20 pm

The 40-year-old blogger was attacked by suspected al-Qaeda linked Islamists at their apartment here just after the Friday prayers.