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Colombo: Death toll from rubbish dump collapse rises

Death toll rises to at least 21 as hopes for survivors fade after 90-metre man-made mountain of rubbish collapsed.

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Kashmir: Teen shot dead; 54 students wounded in clashes

Violence intensifies in disputed region as police respond to rock-throwing protesters with pellet and tear gas fire.

student is carried into a hospital

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Roadside bomb kills 14 in southern Afghanistan

Powerful blast destroys a van traveling through restive Helmand province, killing all 11 passengers on board.

Roadside bomb

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Heatwave builds across northern India and Pakistan

Pre-monsoon temperatures continue to rise, prompting health concerns.

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Massive dump landslide kills at least six in Sri Lanka

Rescuers search for survivors after fire caused the 91-metre-tall rubbish dump to collapse, burying dozens of homes.

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Pakistan: Eight charged for journalism student's murder

University student Mashal Khan was stripped, beaten and shot during attack after being accused of committing blasphemy.

Footage from crime scene

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Afghanistan: Scores of ISIL fighters dead in MOAB raid

Afghan officials raise the number of ISIL fighters killed after the US army dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb.

MOAB struck the Achin district of Nangarhar

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India probes video of 'human shield' in Kashmir

Soldiers accused of tying a man to the front of an army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwers.

Kashmiri protester

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Several killed during military raid in central Pakistan

Clashes between Pakistani military and Taliban fighters in Dera Ghaza Khan leave three soldiers and nine Taliban dead.

Pakistan Rangers

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MOAB attack: Condemnation, praise over massive bombing

Afghanistan shouldn't be a 'testing ground for new and dangerous weapons' Hamid Karzai says after US drops mega-bomb.

MOAB

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US drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIL in Afghanistan

Central Command says largest US non-nuclear bomb dropped on caves and bunkers used by ISIL in Afghanistan.

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