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Roadside bomb kills civilians in #Afghanistan

At least 18 civilians killed and six others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Helmand.

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Toxic alcohol kills scores in India's Mumbai

At least 90 people killed and 40 others hospitalised after drinking cheap toxic alcohol.

Mumbai slum

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#Pakistan hangs seven prisoners for murder

Latest hangings bring total number killed since executions resumed in December to 160.

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#Pakistan halts order to shut international charity

Interior ministry confirms move to hold in abeyance earlier order forcing Save the Children to close all its offices.

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Twin Indian road accidents kill dozens

Twenty-two die when van loses control in Andhra Pradesh, while head-on collision in Uttar Pradesh kills another 17.

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#Pakistan military targets fighters in northwest

Army claims 20 killed in air strikes in North Waziristan region as part of anti-Taliban offensive near Afghan border.

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Afghan police officers die in Taliban attack

Raid by fighters on outpost in Helmand's Musa Qala district claims 20 lives in yet another setback for security forces.

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#Pakistan orders international charity to leave

Government accuses Save the Children aid group of working against national interest and seals its offices in Islamabad.

Pakistani authorities

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Heavy rain causes deadly landslides in #Nepal

At least 13 dead and scores injured in landslides, just weeks after deaths of thousands in earthquakes.

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Indian troops cross into #Myanmar to attack rebel bases

Parachute commandos use helicopters in cross-border raid to retaliate against deadly ambush that killed Indian soldiers.

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#Pakistan executes man 'police tortured into confession'

Rights groups say Aftab Bahadur was 15 when forced into admitting to murder in 1992 and he had been on death row since.

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