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5 Philippine militants killed

MANILA: Philippine troops, backed by artillery fire and assault helicopters, battled about 300 Abu Sayyaf rebels in fighting Wednesday that left two soldiers and five militants dead in the country’s r




Clashes in Indian Kashmir after rebel killed: police

Srinagar, India: Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday after government forces killed a suspected rebel in a gun battle, police said.



At least 28 dead in Afghanistan avalanches: officials

Kabul: Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfalls have killed at least 28 people in Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday.




India archbishop condemns Mother Teresa conversion claim

KOLKATA: The archbishop of Kolkata has condemned claims by a prominent Hindu group that Mother Teresa’s work was motivated by a desire to convert Indians to Christianity.






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