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Pre-monsoon heat builds across northern India

Soaring temperatures contrast with severe storms and heavy rain in other parts of India.

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India court rejects pleas for probe into judge BH Loya's death

Top court rejects pleas for investigation into the 2014 death of a judge presiding over murder case involving BJP chief.

Amit Shah

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Fleeing Kachin face food, medicine shortage amid Myanmar clashes

Clashes between Myanmar army and Kachin fighters leave more than 100,000 displaced since 2011.

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Powerful storm pounds India's West Bengal state

Heavy rain and strong winds cause widespread damage across the eastern state.

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Stories you may have missed because of the Syria strikes

Here are some major stories you might not have seen because of the breaking news out of Syria.

murder of Ashifa

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India: Nationwide protests to demand justice for rape victims

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped.

Unnao in New Delhi

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Myanmar's first Rohingya repatriation 'staged', rights groups say

Rohingya rights groups sceptical as Myanmar announces repatriation of first family of Rohingya refugees.

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BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested in rape case

Public outcry results in arrest of Uttar Pradesh legislator facing charges of rape and abduction of teenaged girl.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar

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Jammu policemen face charges over Asifa's rape, killing

Court filing by police lays bare circumstances of eight-year-old Muslim girl's death in mainly Hindu district of Kathua.

Asifa's rape

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament

Parliament suspended until May 8, says president's office, in move following appearance of cracks in ruling coalition.

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Myanmar court refuses to free Reuters journalists

"They have not violated any laws in the course of their newsgathering and were simply doing their jobs." Stephen Adler

Kyaw Soe Oo

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