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Dead bodies found floating in Indian river

More than 100 decaying bodies thought to be water burials surface in river Ganges considered sacred by Hindus.

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Illegally brewed liquor kills dozens in #India

At least 31 people have died and scores more in hospital after drinking bootleg liquor in Uttar Pradesh.

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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa denies 'coup attempt'

Former president dismisses government claims that he tried to remain in office after losing last week's election.

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Pope calls for Sri Lanka reconciliation

Pope Francis' Asia tour starts in Sri Lanka, a country still recovering from a 37-year ethnic conflict.

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Afghan president nominates new cabinet

Ashraf Ghani nominates 25 ministers after three months of attempting to establish a working government.

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Sri Lanka 'peaceful transition' questioned

Former leader tried to stay in office after losing Thursday's poll, spokesman for new President Sirisena says.

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Scores dead in #Pakistan road crash

At least 59 people killed after bus collides with oil tanker speeding in wrong direction in country's south

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Sri Lanka's new leader moves to form cabinet

Sirisena has pledged to implement democratic reforms and reduce the power of the presidency.

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Suicide bomber targets #Pakistan mosque

Seven Shias killed and several injured as attacker blows himself up at the entrance to the building in Rawalpindi.

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Sirisena sworn in as Sri Lanka president

Bitter election sees Maithripala Sirisena achieve surprise ousting of leader Mahinda Rajapakse after a decade in power.

Maithripala Sirisena

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Rajapaksa concedes defeat in Sri Lanka vote

Incumbent president admits being defeated by opposition's Maithripala Sirisena in poll that he was predicted to win.

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