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Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

The 93-year-old, who led India three times, had been hospitalised since June with a kidney infection and chest problems.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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HRW: Maldives election under threat amid crackdown on dissent

Activists, journalists and Supreme Court justices have been targeted with intimidation and arrest by the government.

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Facebook 'too slow' in removing anti-Rohingya hate speech

Social media giant says it has banned some racist Myanmar figures and organisations, but admits to failures.

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Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul

The assault comes one day after 34 people were killed at an educational centre in the capital.

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India: Death toll in devastating Kerala floods rises to 77

Officials say at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday night, taking the toll to 77.

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Afghanistan: ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

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Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

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India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

In a speech marking Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'India will unfurl the tricolor in space' soon.

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'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

Ghazni

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Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

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Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

Ghazni

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