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Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew across violence-wracked Indian Kashmir today as anti-India protests and clashes between Kashmiri Muslims and government forces continued.

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Eight killed in Kashmir gunbattle

Five suspected insurgents and three Indian soldiers died in a fierce gunbattle in divided Kashmir when the militants tried to cross over from Pakistan into the Indian-controlled portion, an army officer said today.

C Uday Bhaskar: If the army returns, the Kashmiri tinderbox could ignite

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Kashmir on a knife edge once again after security forces kill three youths

Kashmir is boiling again. The killing of three young men by security forces in the past ten days has ratcheted up tension and sent hundreds of demonstrators into the streets.

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Moray's elision of folk and pop is self-conscious but increasingly confident, as if the further he gets from the source, the more he enjoys riding the river of song.

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A woman fights to be reunited with her son after alleging that her in-laws drugged her and dumped her back at her parents' home

Teenager's death sparks clashes in Kashmir

Clashes erupted between residents and government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city today, a day after a teenage boy was killed, allegedly by a rubber bullet fired by police.

Denis MacShane: India is key to solving Afghanistan

It beggars belief that a fellow Commonwealth country - both a democracy and a nuclear-armed power - can be talking about an invasion of Pakistan

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