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India and Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir are engaged in their most frequent cross-border fighting of at least two years, official data shows, even as both nuclear-armed rivals battle surging coronavirus outbreaks.

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Rockets hit U.S. air base in Afghanistan; no casualties

KABUL (Reuters) - Five rockets hit a major U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no casualties, Afghanistan's NATO-led force said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

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Afghan govt frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange crucial to moving to formal talks to end years of war.

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Man behind southeast France knife attack was likely lone wolf, prosecutors say

PARIS (Reuters) - The man who carried out a fatal knife attack in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère earlier this month was likely to have acted alone, the French anti-terrorist prosecutor's department said on Wednesday.

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Taliban recalls negotiators after suspending prisoner exchange talks

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Taliban on Tuesday recalled the group's negotiators from Kabul hours after they suspended talks on a prisoner exchange process with the Afghan government, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist group said in a tweet.