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Deadly blast strikes Pakistan's Quetta

Explosion near site of independence day celebrations claims at least 10 lives in main city of Baluchistan province.

Quetta

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'Mortar attack kills 13 civilians' in Faryab province

Police officials say women and children among victims of incident in Faryab province, where violence is on the rise.

Faryab province

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Flooding concerns return to northeastern India

The region was devastated by prolonged downpours as recently as July.

Flooding

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Outcry over deaths of children in Gorakhpur hospital

Inquiry launched after 60 deaths in Uttar Pradesh hospital over five days amid reports lack of oxygen was to blame.

Baba Raghav Das Hospital's paediatric

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Vikas Barala jailed on kidnapping charge after uproar

Chandigarh court sends Vikas Barala, son of a BJP politician, to police custody after social media backlash.

Haryana

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Why Pakistan is mourning loss of German nun Ruth Pfau

Tributes pour in after the passing of German nun and doctor who spent 56 years in the country battling leprosy.

German nun Ruth Pfau

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Marathas march in Mumbai, demand jobs and loan waiver

Protesters bring Mumbai to a halt demanding set quotas in government jobs and colleges amid slumping rural economy.

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Nepal criminalises isolation of menstruating women

According to the law people forcing women to follow Hindu practice of chhaupadi may face jail term.

Nepal menstruating women

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Chandigarh stalking: Haryana police accused of cover-up

Activists demand BJP leader's removal accusing him of putting pressure on police to drop kidnapping charges against son.

Subhash Barala

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Pakistani 'terrorist' charity launches political party

Milli Muslim League launched by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, whose chief is under US and UN 'terrorist' sanctions.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

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Officials: Taliban, ISIL coordinated Sar-e Pul attack

Joint operation by armed groups led to 'massacre' of more than 50 civilians in northern province, local official says.

Taliban and ISIL fighters

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