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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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Radioactive material missing in #Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, local police have said.

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#Pakistan says 910 fighters killed since June

The Pakistan Taliban has denied claims by the army that the military has killed 910 "terrorists" and lost 82 soldiers since it launched its June offensive against the group in the tribal northeast near the Afghanistan border.

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#Pakistan parliament convenes amid crisis

A joint session of parliament is under way in Pakistan as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tries to rally support against the protesters calling for his resignation.

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India's Mumbai hit by blackouts

A power outage has left large parts of Indian city of Mumbai without electricity for hours, a leading utility company has said.

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