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Rain, flood effect hundreds in Pakistan

Intermittent rainfall continues in Chitral where land erosion continues along the Bando Gol stream. Due to road closures people are facing shortage of food items and are unable to access medical facilities.

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Pakistani Christian woman's death sentence stayed

Top court temporarily suspends execution of Asia Bibi accused of blasphemy, her lawyer says.

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Suicide blast leaves several dead in #Afghanistan market

Twenty-five people killed in northern Faryab province after a suicide bombing in Alamar district's main market.

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#India blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea rejected

Mumbai 1993 bombing plotter is due to be hanged on July 30 after top court rejects final appeal, local media reports.

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#NATO 'friendly fire' incident kills Afghan troops

At least eight Afghan troops die after coalition strike hits checkpoint in Logar province, Afghan officials say.

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Dalai Lama warns #China on interfering in succession

Tibetan Buddhist leader says China is trying to interfere in his succession and split Tibetan Buddhism.

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US doubles air strikes in #Afghanistan

Drone and warplane raids doubled in June due to intensified campaign that includes ISIL targets, US newspaper reports.

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#Taliban leader Mullah Omar backs Afghan peace talks

Leader of movement in hiding since 2001 says he hopes talks will put an end to 'occupation' by foreign forces.

Mullah Omar

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#Bangladesh teen lynching suspect confesses

Suspect who fled to Saudi Arabia confesses to taking part in the lynching of Samiul Alam Rajon over a stolen bike.

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Deaths at #India religious festival stampede

At least 27 killed during Pushkaralu festival as thousands pushed to bathe in the Godavari river in southern state.

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#Bangladesh hunts attackers of teen beaten to death

Police are searching for the group of men who beat 13-year-old boy to death and put the video of the torture online.

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