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India: Men gang-rape woman, smash skull with bricks

Mother of 23-year-old victim who was killed in attack north of Delhi had alerted authorities about one of the accused.

Indian schoolchildren

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Nepal votes in first local elections in 20 years

Nepalese are lining up to vote for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades.

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Gunmen kill 10 labourers in Balochistan's Gwadar

Attack was claimed by the Baloch Liberation Army, which has been fighting for an independent homeland for the Baloch.

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Two civilians killed in Kashmir border skirmishes

India and Pakistan blame each other for initiating cross-border shelling that killed two people and injured a dozen.

Kashmir

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UN experts call for lifting of Kashmir social media ban

Two UN special rapporteurs urge authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir to protect right to freedom of expression.

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Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan

At least 25 killed as explosion hits convoy of Senate deputy chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri south of Quetta.

Pakistani volunteers

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Wall collapse kills guests at Bharatpur wedding

Guests were taking shelter from a dust storm in the state of Rajasthan when the wall collapsed, police said.

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Kashmir: Civilians killed as India, Pakistan trade fire

Troops exchange fire along the disputed border in Kashmir, killing two civilians on either side.

Kashmir

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NATO chief, Merkel to discuss Afghan troop increase

NATO's Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the German chancellor to discuss proposal to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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NATO assesses sending more troops to Afghanistan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance is considering ‘a few thousand’ soldiers after meeting Theresa May.

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Life sentence for opposition-linked Nooruddin Ahmed

Noorudding Ahmed was among 27 people jailed for life in a murder case his lawyer says is politically motivated.

Bangladesh

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