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#Nepal calls off search for #Everest guides

Nepal has called off the search for local climbing guides still missing after a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 sherpas.

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#Bangladesh court delays Zia 'fraud' trial

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has received a short reprieve after a court postponed its decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her imprisoned for life if found guilty.

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Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote count

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has so far failed to secure an outright majority [AP]Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the race to become Afghanistan's next president, according to the latest official tally of votes, but is short of an outright majority.

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Dozens dead in #Pakistan bus crash

Among the dead were 14 children and 13 women [EPA]A bus travelling to Pakistan's southern city of Karachi has collided with a tractor-trailer, killing at least 42 people and injuring 17 others.

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Prominent Pakistani journalist shot

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.

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#Everest avalanche death toll rises to 13

Survivors were flown by helicopter to Nepal's capital Kathmandu where they were treated for injuries. [AFP]Rescuers have recovered the body of another mountain guide after an ice avalanche on the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

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Twelve Nepal guides die in Everest avalanche

At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers have been killed by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers have said.

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#Pakistan army convoy attacked in Peshawar

At least one soldier has been killed and two others wounded after unidentified gunmen attacked a Pakistan army convoy in Peshawar, military sources have said.

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#India holds biggest day of voting

The election has turned into a face-off between Congress' Rahul Gandhi and the BJP's Narendra Modi [EPA]Millions of Indians have cast their ballots in country's biggest day of general election to choose the next parliament, with the ruling Congress party struggling to hold ground against the Hindu nationalist opposition.

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Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban has formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but is still open to talks with the government, according to a spokesman for the group.

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India's filmmakers urge voters to 'shun BJP'

More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers have urged Indians not to vote for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Narendra Modi, in the ongoing parliamnetary elections.

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