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#India court grants temporary relief to #Greenpeace

Court orders authorities to unfreeze Greenpeace's local bank accounts, allowing environmental group to operate in India.

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Poor bear brunt as #India heatwave death toll tops 1,000

Over 1,100 people die, with workers, elderly or homeless people among those worst hit as temperatures approaches 50C.

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Taliban claims attack on guesthouse in Afghan capital

Four attackers killed after heavy gunfire and blasts heard during assault on guesthouse hosting foreigners in Kabul.

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#India cracks down on #Greenpeace and foreign NGOs

Government of PM Modi blocks the bank accounts of 8,975 NGOs, in a move critics say is aimed at stifling dissent.

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Deadly Taliban raids hit Afghan security forces

Fighting in three areas of Helmand province claims 20 lives, with attacks reported also in Kandahar and Wardak.

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Lawyers killed in clash with police in #Pakistan

Bar president killed in clash between lawyers and police in Sialkot Pakistan.

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Hundreds die in #India heat wave

Death toll from severe heat wave reportedly crosses 500, with the country's southern states the worst affected.

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#Bangladesh PM calls would be migrants 'mentally sick'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says those leaving are 'tainting' the country's image and can have better lives at home.

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#Myanmar signs off controversial pregnancy law

Activists voice concern the new law could be used to repress religious and ethnic minorities.

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Delhi's heritage city dream dashed by government

Indian government withdraws nomination for UNESCO world heritage city, saying it could hamper development.

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Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka's north

Public anger over sexual assault and murder of schoolgirl spills over into violent demonstration in Jaffna.

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