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Earthquake jolts Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pakistan

USGS says magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region, with tremors felt in Pakistan and India.

Earthquake

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63 million women 'missing' across India

Preference for boys leads to skewed gender ratio in India due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition.

women disappear

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Top court asked to oust Yameen, investigate corruption

Opposition asks Supreme Court to suspend President Abdulla Yameen and probe graft allegations ahead of elections.

President Abdulla Yameen

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Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Kabul military academy

At least 11 soldiers killed in attack on the Marshal Fahim military academy in the Afghan capital claimed by ISIL.

Marshal Faheem Military academy

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Star Trek's Yeoh: Rohingya plight 'despicable'

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since August 2017 in what the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh

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Shock in Kabul as Taliban blast kills more than 100

Toll rises to at least 103 dead and hundreds more wounded, as official mourning period in Afghanistan begins.

a powerful suicide attack in Kabul

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Deadly blast rocks Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility

At least 95 killed and 158 injured as Taliban attack hits Afghan capital, with explosives hidden in an ambulance.

Kabul

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Bill Richardson quits Myanmar panel on Rohingya

Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson resigns from panel, calling it 'a cheerleading squad for the [Myanmar] government'.

Bill Richardson

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ISIL claims attack on Save the Children in Jalalabad

At least three killed and 25 wounded in bomb and gun attack on Save the Children's office in Jalalabad, officials say.

Save the Children in Jalalabad

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Police arrest suspected rapist, killer of Zainab Ansari

A Suspect has been arrested in the case of seven-year-old Zainab, who was raped and murdered in Kasur.

Zainab Ansari

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How Asian leaders are riding the 'fake news' mantra

Aung Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi

Governments across Southeast Asia have been using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms - now; they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: US President Donald Trump's "fake news" mantra.

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Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

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