India is marking 70 years of independence. It's an anniversary that also brings with it painful memories of partition: the country was split into Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India. Its PM used the occasion to address to the nation.
India-administered Kashmir is again in the grip of violence, as protesters clash with security forces. New Delhi claims Pakistan is fueling terrorism in the area, but some say PM Modi's Kashmir strategy is to blame.
Twenty people have been killed in Indian Kashmir during clashes between police and suspected militants, as well as during protests. Many civilians support a rebel campaign for independence or a merger with Pakistan.
A new movement has sprung up in Pakistan's Pashtun-dominated northern areas. Its supporters, wary of their region being used as a battleground for years, have taken on both the Taliban and the nation's powerful military.
The Indian-administered Kashmir remains shut a day after deadly protests and fierce fighting killed 20 people, most of them rebels. The region is at the center of dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.
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