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The seasonal climate of Sri Lanka

With the onset of the southwest monsoon, the island country could be faced with even more flooding and landslides.

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Pakistan reopens major Afghanistan border crossing

The Chaman border crossing was closed last month after troops from both sides traded fire, leaving 15 dead.

Chaman

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Bangladesh: Lady Justice statue removed after protests

Statue of a sari-clad woman holding scales taken down amid tight security after months of protests by religious groups.

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka

Roads flooded and houses buried as rain-triggered mudslides kill at least 28 people in different parts of Sri Lanka.

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At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

The army base in Shah Wali Kot is the Taliban's third major military target this week in Kandahar province.

Afghan soldiers

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NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan

NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war.

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Saharanpur blocks internet after caste violence

Police arrest 24 people and authorities suspend online services after clashes erupt in region of Uttar Pradesh state.

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Nepal PM Pushpa Kumar Dahal steps down

Dahal's move may affect final phase of local elections set for June 14 even though his decision was somewhat expected.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

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Outrage at India award for 'human shield' soldier

Kashmir victim criticises award for Major Leetul Gogoi as support for 'oppression and injustice'.

Kashmir

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Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Deadly attack, which left at least nine troops wounded, marks another setback for NATO-backed Afghan forces.

Kandahar

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Pakistani crackdown on online anti-army campaigners

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party to sue government over detention of at least 23 of its supporters.

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