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Afghan leader blames #ISIL for deadly Jalalabad bombings

President Ashraf Ghani says group linked to ISIL claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 35 people.

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Teenager dies in police shooting in #Kashmir

Officers in Indian-governed region open fire on protests amid strike call by separatists over prominent leader's arrest.

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#Pakistan halts executions given by military courts

Top court suspends sentences in response to legal challenge to constitutional amendment which created military courts.

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House collapse in #Bangladesh leaves many dead

At least 11 people killed after tin-shed house built on swampy ground in capital Dhaka collapses.

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#Pakistan has successfully launched Ghauri missile system

According to ISPR the launch was conducted by a strategic missile group of the army strategic command that was aimed at testing the operational and tactical readiness of army strategic force command.

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Unseasonal rain destroys India's ripened crops

April should be a time of celebration for farmers but this year for some, despair and debt follow spring storms.

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#Bangladesh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Mohammad Qamaruzzaman's execution is the second since trials began of people accused of committing war crimes in 1971.

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Workers killed in attack in Pakistan's Balochistan

Local official says attackers targeted labour camp near dam construction site in Turbat, leaving at least 20 dead.

Balochistan

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Civilians killed in separate bombings in #Afghanistan

Explosion targeting US military convoy kills four civilians near Jalalabad, while 12 die in Ghazni province.

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Fire engulfs government building in India's Kolkata

Fire engines called in to salvage 10-storey New Secretariat building, which is more than a hundred years old.

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Deaths after gunmen storm Afghan government compound

Officials say Taliban behind the attack in northern town, after hours-long siege results in over a dozen deaths.

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