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Scores missing after Bangladesh ferry sinks

An overloaded passenger ferry carrying up to 200 passengers has sunk on a river in central Bangladesh, police have said.

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#Nepal landslide victims 'will never be found'

There is no chance of finding more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to dig through piles of rock, mud and trees.

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India's PM in #Nepal for hydropower talks

Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, is visiting Nepal to help speed up negotiations on a power trade deal that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with its neighbour.

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Afghan vote audit delayed over disagreement

Attempts to resume the audit of Afghanistan's presidential election have stalled as candidate Abdullah Abdullah disagreed over the criteria to address alleged fraud in the June run-off election.

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#Nepal landslide sparks fears of flash floods

A massive landslide in Nepal has killed 12 people, army sources said, and blocked a mountain river causing the water to form a lake that threatens to engulf several villages.

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#India landslide death toll rises

Heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 30 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.

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Kerry 'excited' about India's new PM Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he was "excited" about India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and that he wanted a "new relationship" with the new government.

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#India jails school staff over 94 fire deaths

An Indian court has convicted 10 people over a 2004 fire that killed 94 children in a thatch-roofed school.

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Scores trapped in #India landslide

A landslide in India's western Maharastra state has trapped up to 150 people and killed at least five following heavy monsoon rains.

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Karzai's cousin killed in #Afghanistan attack

President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin has been killed in a suicide-bomb attack at his home near the southern province of Kandahar, officials says.

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Taliban claims attack on police official

Taliban fighter have killed a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police during an attack on the home of a well-known provincial police chief in southern Afghanistan, according to officials.

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