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Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka's north

Public anger over sexual assault and murder of schoolgirl spills over into violent demonstration in Jaffna.

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Indian mother seeks groom for son in first gay advert

Woman in Mumbai seeks groom for son in ad published in Mid-Day newspaper, after three other dailies refused.

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Deadly bombing hits Afghanistan's capital

Taliban claims responsibility for apparent suicide car bombing inside parking lot of justice ministry building in Kabul.

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Afghan police officers jailed over mob killing of woman

Eleven officers sentenced to one-year in prison for their roles in killing of 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda.

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#India rape victim dies after 42 years in coma

Mumbai nurse suffered from irreversible brain damage following sexual assault in 1973, for which no one was charged.

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Suicide car bomb targets convoy in Afghan capital

At least three people killed, including one foreigner in Kabul attack, after suicide bomber detonates explosives.

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#Nepal army recovers 8 bodies from crashed US helicopter

Six US Marines and two Nepali soldiers died while on relief mission following devastating earthquake.

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#Nepal army spots wreckage of missing US helicopter

The helicopter was among the relief teams that have been working to help Nepalese after a 7.8-magnitude quake.

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Several foreigners killed in attack on Kabul guesthouse

Special forces retake building in Afghan capital after attack which left 14 people dead and more than dozen wounded.

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Search to reach #Nepal earthquake survivors resumes

Rescuers try to reach remote mountain communities as death toll rises to 66 in latest disaster to hit Himalayan nation.

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Deadly attack targets Pakistan's Ismaili community

At least 43 killed and many wounded in attack carried out by armed men in Karachi's Safoora Chowk area.

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