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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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UN worried over Myanmar's displaced Muslims

The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar has expressed serious concern about conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists, and has warned that the country's human rights situation may be deteriorating.

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Fifteen civilians shot dead in #Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, police in Ghor province have said.

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'Raped' Indian girl found hanging from tree

A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was raped, according to police reports

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Children killed in rail accident in #India

A passenger train has crashed into a school bus in southern India, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials say.

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Deadly attacks reported in #Afghanistan

A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack.

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