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Kerala floods: Five airlines offer to fly aid for victims

Qatar Airways and Emirates SkyCargo among airlines delivering lifeboats, food, water and medicines without charge.

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Pakistan disputes US account of Pompeo-Khan phone call

Pakistan's foreign ministry says conversation between PM and top US diplomat did not mention 'terrorists in country'.

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Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns

New criminal code makes sharing confidential information an offence that deserves prison sentence.

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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi defends policies towards Rohingya

Suu Kyi refuses to give a timeline on the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya, saying it depends on Bangladesh.

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India orders death sentences for child rapists in Madhya Pradesh

Attackers of 8-year-old girl still fighting for life will be the first convicts executed for rape since 2004.

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Afghanistan: Rockets hit near Kabul presidential palace

Rocket barrage hits capital's diplomatic area as President Ashraf Ghani gives peace speech during Muslim festival.

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Taliban fighters kidnap over 100 people after buses ambushed

Around 21 people still held hostage by Taliban after the group ambushed three buses en route to Kabul.

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Imran Khan vows to cut government expenses, tackle corruption

In his first televised speech, new leader pledges to cut down government spending and maintain peace with neighbours.

Imran Khan

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Afghanistan's Ghani declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Following a surge in violence in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani calls for a three-month truce with the Taliban.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief takes oath in the capital, Islamabad, after being elected as prime minister on Friday.

Imran Khan's PTI

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Kerala floods: Thousands await rescue as death toll crosses 200

More than 300,000 displaced since August 8 after record rains in southern Indian state cause flooding and landslides.

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