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Relief efforts under way after Cyclone Hudhud

A major relief operation is under way after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction.

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Suicide bomber targets #NATO troops in Kabul

A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital has killed one civilian and wounded three others, officials said.

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Deadly Taliban ambush in #Afghanistan

SoldiersAt least 22 members of the Afghan National Security Forces have been killed in a Taliban ambush and seven others kidnapped by the armed group in a mountainous region in northern Afghanistan, an official has said.

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Cyclone Hudhud hammers eastern #India

At least five people have been killed after Cyclone Hudhud with gusts up to 195km per hour made landfall on India's easten shores, uprooting trees and destroying buildings.

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#India braces for powerful Cyclone Hudhud

Indian authorities are evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and headed towards the country's east coast.

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Political rally in #Pakistan left eight dead

A stampede at a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) political rally in Multan on Friday left at least eight people dead and 40 others injured, hospital and rescue sources said.

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Profile: Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi, a prominent child rights activist and the winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, has freed tens of thousands of Indian children forced into slavery by businessmen, land-owners and others.

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Probe in #Pakistan after 29 killed by liquor

Authorities in Pakistan have suspended six senior excise officials and six policemen after 29 drinkers died from consuming methanol-tainted liquor over the Eid public holidays.

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#Malala and Satyarthi awarded Nobel Prize

Malala and SatyarthiPakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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More deaths in #India and #Pakistan clashes

India's defence minister has asked Pakistan to stop its shelling in the disputed Kashmir region and warned it would make such attacks "unaffordable," as the death toll in cross-border firing climbed to at least 17 after five additional fatalities were reported overnight.

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US drone strike 'kills fighters' in #Pakistan

A US drone strike has killed at least four suspected fighters in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials have said, taking the death toll from a flurry of such strikes this week to 25.

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