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#Pakistan and #India hit by deadly flooding

Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people and injured 148 across Pakistan, while nearly 100 have died in India-administered Kashmir, as officials warn of more rain in coming days.

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#India to free some prisoners awaiting trial

India's Supreme Court has ordered the country's overcrowded jails to free all inmates who have served half their maximum possible term without trial, in a landmark ruling with potential implications for hundreds of thousands of prisoners.

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Dalits hacked to death in #India 'gang war'

Four people have been arrested in connection with the beheading of two Dalit men in the district of Chidambaram in southern Tamil Nadu state, local media have reported.

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#India child rape: court frees three suspects

An Indian court has freed three men arrested earlier this year on suspicion of raping and murdering two girls found hanged outside their village.

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Flooding kills dozens in #Pakistan

At least 40 people have been killed as a result of heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials have said, as country's meteorological office warned of more rain and thunderstorms in the coming 72 hours.

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Several killed in twin Afghan car bombings

Two car bombs targeting local police and intelligence offices have exploded in the city of Ghazni south of the Afghan capital Kabul, sources said.

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#India on high alert after al-Qaeda threats

Ayman al-ZawahiriIndia has declared heightened alert in several provinces a day after al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the formation of an Indian branch of the global armed group.

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Dozens feared dead in #Kashmir bus plunge

About 70 people are feared dead after a passenger bus was swept by a flooded stream in India-administered Kashmir, officials have said.

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#Bangladesh resumes sending workers to #Iraq

Bangladesh officials have said that the government has resumed sending workers to Iraq after a three-month ban, despite reports of hundreds of construction workers being dragged into the country's conflict.

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Merkel prompts #Myanmar over minority rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged further economic support for Myanmar if it holds fair elections next year and does more to protect ethnic minorities.

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Al-Qaeda leader announces #India wing

Ayman al-Zawahiri Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the formation of an Indian branch of his global armed group that he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent.

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