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18 Islamic State terrorists surrender to Afghan forces in Achin district: Defence Ministry

The IS members who surrendered on Friday are from neighbouring countries including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran, Kurdistan and Iranian Baluchistan.

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Pakistan: Lahore HC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment without conditions

According to the order, Shehbaz Sharif can accompany his brother abroad for four weeks.

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Voting concludes in Sri Lanka president polls; result may come by Sunday afternoon

Results could come as early as midday on Sunday if there is a clear winner. 

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Sri Lanka presidential election: Voters pack polling stations; nearly 60% turnout recorded

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and government minister Sajith Premadasa are locked in a close fight, politicians and analysts say.

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Bhutan's foreign minister Dorji to visit India for a week starting tomorrow

Dorji is expected to arrive in New Delhi tomorrow morning

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Government should allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment: Pakistan Senate Chairman

In his remarks at the Upper House, Sanjrani urged not to politicise the matter pertaining to Sharif's health, Dawn reported.

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Ahead of Sri Lanka presidential polls, food poisoning hits 50 election officials

Hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa said the 50 men and women were being treated at the National Hospital after a meal at the centre, responsible for tallying hundreds of thousands of votes.

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Pakistan deploys new vaccine against 'superbug' typhoid outbreak

By 2021, vaccination will become a nationwide programme and part of routine childhood vaccination schedules

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Lightning kills 26 in Pakistan's Sindh province

Dozens of animals have been killed in the region during the last 24 hours

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Lahore High Court asks for government's response to Nawaz Sharif's plea to fly abroad


The Lahore High Court was approached by PML-N president and Nawaz's brother Shehbaz Sharif against the condition imposed by the government on Nawaz's travel

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Exchange of prisoners between Taliban, Afghan government yet to take place

The Taliban prisoners were brought to Qatar, but had yet to be handed over to the group

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28 Afghan nationals killed in Iran truck crash

Two trucks collided in Khash county in Sistan-Baluchistan province, said Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran's emergency services, adding that another 21 passengers were injured.

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Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar's Rakhine

Myanmar has declared Rakhine state open for business but locals fear they are being left out of the gold rush as new rules restrict traditional practises.

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ICC approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Judges backed a prosecution request to probe allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over Myanmar's 2017 bloody military crackdown against the minority Muslim group.

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Kashmiris were trained in Pakistan to fight against the Indian Army: General Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistan president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf has admitted that Kashmiris were trained in Pakistan to fight against Indian Army in Kashmir and touted as 'heroes'.

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