Video: Chaos prevails in Lankan Parliament as leaders hurl chilli power, furniture 

Ousted prime minister and United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of anarchy if the situation in the country was not resolved

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Protests erupt against ISI, Pakistan Army for killing Pashtun police officer

A large number of people came out on the streets at various cities and towns, including capital Peshawar, to condemn kidnapping and target killing of a Pashtun.

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Ready to lead the party, says Sajith Premadasa who is tipped to replace Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena approached Premadasa with prime ministership offer after speaker Jayasuriya declined

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In PM Modi's presence at Solih's oath taking ceremony Delhi sends a message

Experts believe visit by India PM to the Maldives sends a message. A message that India fully backs in new government in the Maldives.

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Sirisena says he won't suspend parliament after Rajapaksa loses confidence vote

Chaos prevailed in Sri Lankan parliament after clashes broke out between the two rival camps after Rajapaksa lost the no-confidence motion

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Pak PM Imran's party snatches two Parliamentary seats from Sharif's PML-N in by-polls 

Both seats had fallen vacant following the disqualification of two Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senators - Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi by the Supreme Court for holding dual…

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US Senator seeks political asylum for Asia Bibi

Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, was release from Multan jail earlier this month after the Supreme Court in its landmark decision acquitted her of blasphemy charges.

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Myanmar holds 106 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard boat: Official

The boat carrying 106 people was stopped in the early morning some 30 km (20 miles) south of Myanmar's largest city and police were on the way to investigate, Kyaw Htay, an immigration officer…

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Sri Lanka president Sirisena seeks fresh no-confidence motion against new PM

Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government with the backing of 122 of the 225 lawmakers in a voice vote, followed by a signed…

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China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after US rebuke

Meeting Suu Kyi on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian summit in Singapore, Li said China attaches great importance to its ties with Myanmar and would build on their tradition of friendship, China'…

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Bangladesh halts forced Rohingya repatriation

'No one will be forced back to Myanmar. They survived atrocities so it's natural they fear to go back,' the commissioner told Al Jazeera.

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Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian woman in limbo after blasphemy verdict

Since the Supreme Court overturned Bibi's conviction last month, Pakistan has been rattled by violent protests from Islamists calling for her beheading, for mutiny in the armed forces and for the…

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Pak government constitutes panel to review legal status of disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region

Known as the Northern Areas, Pakistan plans to announce Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, a move that is being vehemently opposed by India.

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Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan kill at least 30 security forces

The Taliban have ramped up attacks in strategic provinces in their battle to expel foreign forces, topple the Western-backed government and restore their version of hardline Islamic law.

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Pakistan PM orders probe after policeman found dead in Afghanistan

The body of Tahir Dawar, a superintendent of police in the northwestern city of Peshawar, was recovered on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, nearly three weeks after he went missing.…

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