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Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire'

Soldiers shot and killed in fire from Azerbaijan early on Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh defence ministry says.

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Poisoned sweets kill 23 in Pakistan's Punjab

Bakery managers arrested as police suspect pesticides kept in the premises for safe keeping was the source of poisoning.

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Two gay-rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

Editor of magazine for LGBT community reportedly among the latest victims of wave of violence targeting social liberals.

Bangladesh's capital

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Student detained over Bangladesh professor's murder

Student not charged but detained for interrogation, police say, after Rezaul Siddique was hacked to death in Rajshahi.

Rezaul Karim Siddique

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India drought: Millions without steady water supply

Region in western Maharasthtra state reels under worst drought in decades as wells dry up and heatwave worsens.

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Year after earthquake, Nepal suffers water shortages

Pre-monsoon heat and changed water sources make this April particularly dangerous.

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Professor hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police say the pattern of the attack fitted with previous killings of secular and liberal activists in the country.

Rezaul Karim Siddique

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Sixteen people killed as landslide hits northeast India

Construction workers' camp crushed following days of torrential rain in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Death toll doubles after huge bomb attack in Kabul

Government says more than 60 people died in Taliban's first attack in Afghan capital since it announced new offensive.

Afghan forces

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India to Britain: Kohinoor diamond belongs to you

Government tells top court that celebrated diamond was not stolen by former colonial rulers but instead was a gift.

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Suicide car bomber attacks heart of Afghanistan's Kabul

At least 28 killed and more than 300 wounded in first major Kabul attack since the Taliban announced "spring offensive".

security forces

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