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Sri Lanka evicts thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit

Private company to remove the wasps from tea fields which the Indian Prime Minister will tour on Friday.

The wasps

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Nearly 90,000 Afghans displaced in 2017, says UN

As fighting continues in many parts of Afghanistan, displacement has soared in recent months, says new UN report.

Afghan civilians

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US confirms death of ISIL leader in Afghanistan

US military says a joint raid with Afghan forces in April killed leader of ISIL's Afghan affiliate.

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Pakistan and Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

Kabul denies Islamabad's claim that its forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers as tensions deepen over border fighting.

Pakistan's military

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Deadly attacks hit Indian-administered Kashmir

Policeman and workers clearing accident site on highway connecting valley with India killed by fighters, officials say.

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Everest record seeker, 85, dies of altitude sickness

Ex-Gurkha who attempted to break the world record for oldest person to scale Mount Everest suffered altitude sickness.

Min Bahadur Sherchan

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Taliban captures Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province

Fighters reportedly kill a number of Afghan soldiers in northern province, a week after launching 'spring offensive'.

The Taliban

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India schoolgirls ill after New Delhi gas leak

Officials order investigation after gas tanker leak near a southern New Delhi school leaves hundreds of children ill.

India schoolgirls

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India top court upholds 2012 gang rape death sentences

Supreme Court upholds death penalty for four men convicted of rape that sparked widespread protests and condemnation.

gang rape

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'Afghan' firing on Pakistan census team kills several

Islamabad accuses Afghan forces of cross-border firing during a Balochistan population census, killing at least nine.

Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after 20 years in hiding

Hezb-i-Islami leader calls for peace with Taliban fighters and says the Western-backed government is 'not working'.

Hezb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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