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Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM

The sentences were carried out over a failed attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Rare wildlife killed as floods devastate India reserve

Rescuers recover carcasses of more than 225 animals, including 15 rhinos after floods ravage Kaziranga wildlife reserve.

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Pakistan: Teenager detained over blasphemy

Eighteen-year-old Christian faces possibility of being put to death after being accused of burning pages of the Quran.

Blasphemy

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Uttar Pradesh train derailment kills several passengers

PM Modi sends condolences as at 23 killed and scores injured after train connecting Haridwar and Puri comes off tracks.

Uttar Pradesh train derailment

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Pakistan buries revered German humanitarian Ruth Pfau

Hundreds pay tribute to German nun and doctor who died age 87 having spent much of her life fighting against leprosy.

Ruth Pfau

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Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Flood levels reach record highs in South Asia with more than 400 dead and hundreds injured and missing.

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Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

Refused abortion by Supreme Court, child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section.

sexual abuse of children in India

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US names Hizbul Mujahideen as 'terrorist' group

US designates Kashmir's largest armed group fighting against Indian rule as "foreign terrorist" organisation.

Hizbul Mujahideen

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Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif challenges dismissal

Former leader files petition to challenge verdict that saw him disqualified from public office for undeclared assets.

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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Over 200 dead in India, Bangladesh and Nepal floods

Rescuers scour submerged villages for the missing as seasonal floods claim a total of 221 lives in three countries.

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Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'

Scores, including women and children, were killed in Mirzawalang in what officials say was a joint ISIL-Taliban attack.

Survivors fleeing the violence

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Rare wildlife killed as floods devastate India reserve

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Pakistan: Teenager detained over blasphemy

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Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

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