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#Pakistan mosque collapses on worshippers

Pakistan mosqueAt least nine people have been killed in a roof collapse at a mosque in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, with officials saying the death toll may rise.

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Floods trap thousands in #Kashmir region

Army and air force troops are working to rescue thousands of people stranded across Indian-administered Kashmir, according to Indian officials, while across the border the Pakistani army says it is helping administration officials move people to safer places.

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Pakistani army officer killed in attack

Assailants have killed three people, including a senior military officer, at a mosque frequented by minority Shia worshippers in Sargodha, a Pakistani city west of Lahore, according to local police.

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Dalai Lama says successor not required

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper from his Himalayan homeland that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition.

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Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects vote result

Abdullah AbdullahAfghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has insisted that he won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes that a UN-supervised audit of votes could soon end the prolonged political crisis.

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#Kashmir death toll rises as floods worsen

Five days of incessant rains in Indian-administered Kashmir have left at least 175 people dead in the region's worst flooding in more than five decades.

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Death penalty for Afghans in gang-rape attack

An Afghan judge has sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that has sparked nationwide outrage, with angry protests outside the court and proceedings broadcast live on television.

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#Pakistan and #India hit by deadly flooding

Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people and injured 148 across Pakistan, while nearly 100 have died in India-administered Kashmir, as officials warn of more rain in coming days.

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#India to free some prisoners awaiting trial

India's Supreme Court has ordered the country's overcrowded jails to free all inmates who have served half their maximum possible term without trial, in a landmark ruling with potential implications for hundreds of thousands of prisoners.

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Dalits hacked to death in #India 'gang war'

Four people have been arrested in connection with the beheading of two Dalit men in the district of Chidambaram in southern Tamil Nadu state, local media have reported.

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#India child rape: court frees three suspects

An Indian court has freed three men arrested earlier this year on suspicion of raping and murdering two girls found hanged outside their village.

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