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Developing storm threatens Myanmar, Bangladesh

Tropical depression in northern Bay of Bengal expected to bring flooding to Myanmar and Bangladesh in the coming days.

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Afghanistan: 43 percent rise in estimated opium harvest

Figures from government and UNODC show 10 percent increase in poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication.

poppy cultivation

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India: Pakistan soldiers killed in border shootings

Pakistan refutes claims of confrontation and deaths as India reports sniper fire along disputed Kashmir border.

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Two Americans killed in attack at Kabul army base

International troops shoot dead attacker in Afghan army uniform who also wounded several American soldiers.

US soldiers

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India: 22 killed in Bhubaneswar hospital fire

Most victims died owing to smoke inhalation, officials in eastern state of Odisha say, warning the death toll may rise.

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Dozens dead in bus crash in Pakistan

At least 24 people, including women and children, dead after two passenger buses collide in Rahimyar Khan district.

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Stampede kills dozens of Hindu pilgrims in India

At least 24 people die in a stampede at a religious gathering on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Varanasi.

city of Varanasi

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Pakistan: Cyril Almeida removed from exit control list

Travel ban lifted on journalist who wrote a story about civilian-military rift over secret support for armed groups.

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Pakistan delays Asia Bibi blasphemy appeal

Top court adjourns final appeal in case of Asia Bibi, on death row since 2010, after a judge recuses from bench.

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Afghanistan: New attack kills 14 worshippers at mosque

Blast in northern Balkh province comes a day after ISIL gunman killed 18 at Kabul shrine on the holy day of Ashoura.

Kabul

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Indian army kills 2 gunmen ending Kashmir standoff

Heavily armed attackers who seized government building in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed after days-long firefight.

Pampore

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