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    Israelis call on 'crime minister' Netanyahu to step down

    Thousands of Israelis marched against corruption in Tel Aviv on Friday, in the first protest since police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for graft.

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    Ahed Tamimi: New Face of Palestinian Resistance

    The act of defiance by a 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Ta­mimi who confronted Israeli soldiers when they attacked her village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, has become the new face of re­sistance.

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    Pak Court bans Valentine's Day celebrations; rules it un-Islamic

    The Voice of America reported that in order to comply with the court ruling, Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) imposed guidelines to its TV and radio licenses.

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    Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

    Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in a pair of corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow.

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    Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in prison

    The others sentenced are former Bangladesh Nationalist Party MP Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal; former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Kamal Uddin Siddique; and two others, including a businessman.

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    Maldives crisis deepens as opposition seeks Indian intervention

    The declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and arrest of two senior judges prompted a exiled former president to ask India on Tuesday to send an envoy backed by military to free political.

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    India corruption: Laloo Prasad Yadav jailed for five years

    Former Indian railways minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to five years in prison in a notorious case known as the "fodder scam".He was jailed on Monday after being found guilty of embezzling.

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    India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

    Four Indian Supreme Court (SC) judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the chief justice on Friday, warning a lack of impartiality could imperil the world's largest democracy.

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    1984 anti-Sikh riots: Indian Court reopens 186 cases

    The apex court said it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high court judge, to monitor probe into the cases, that followed the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984

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    India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

    India's Supreme Court has reversed an earlier order that mandated theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instil "a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism" in citizens.

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    India's Supreme Court to re-examine gay rights

    India's top court on Monday said it will re-examine its earlier decision not to strike down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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    India adopts law to criminalise instant divorce

    India's lower house of parliament has passed a bill that seeks to criminalise "triple talaq", a style of instant divorce used by some in the Muslim community despite the country's top court suspending.

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    Former India minister Raja acquitted of telecoms fraud

    All accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases - including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi - have been acquitted by a Special CBI

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    Relief for Nawaz Sharif: Pak SC refuses to reopen corruption case

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family Friday heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court refused to reopen another corruption case against them.

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    India: Instant triple talaq illegal, 3-year jail term for husband

    According to the draft law, which will be applicable to the whole of India, except Jammu and Kashmir, pronouncing instant triple talaq will also attract a fine. It will be a non-bailable and cognisable offence.

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    UN war crimes convict dies after drinking poison

    A UN war crimes appeal trial was suspended on Wednesday after a former Croatian general claimed to have drank poison upon being sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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    Pakistan Hints At Taking Kashmir To International Court Of Justice

    Pakistan on Thursday indicated that it could take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following the footsteps of India, which took the matter of death row.

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    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide by UN court

    UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

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    Ex-hostage says Taliban more honest than US army

    US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who last week pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his post in Afghanistan in 2009, has said his captors were more “honest” with him than the army has been

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    Iraq orders arrest of Kurdish vice president

    An Iraqi court has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), accusing him of provocation against the Arab country’s armed forces.

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    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

    An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of members of the Kurdistan regional Government who organised a referendum on the region's independence last month, according to reports.

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    Will release Hafiz Saeed if Pak govt fails to submit evidence: Lahore High Court

    Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest will be set aside if the Pakistan government does not submit evidence against him, a top court in Lahore has warned.

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    Iraq imposes new measures on Kurdistan over referendum

    Iraq has filed a lawsuit through the office of the public prosecutor to put those officials on trial who arranged the independence referendum on September 25 despite the opposition of the Iraqi government.

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    Gujarat riots: Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 Muslim men

    The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. It has, however, upheld the life sentence to 20 other convicts.

    South Asia

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