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Pakistan parliament to elect PM after Sharif removal

Ruling PML-N party, which holds parliament majority, nominates disgraced leader's brother as next prime minister.

Nawaz Sharif

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Sri Lanka signs Hambantota port deal with China

Billion-dollar agreement reached despite trade union opposition and protests over security fears, including from India.

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Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names brother as successor

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to serve as interim PM until Shahbaz Sharif can take over after national assembly election.

Shahbaz Sharif

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PML-N to consider prime minister after Sharif removal

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to choose next party leader after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif over corruption.

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What's next for Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

A look at the political ramifications in Pakistan after the disqualification of the country's leader, Nawaz Sharif.

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India floods kill 120 people in Gujarat state

Tens of thousands of cotton and millet farmers also suffer with fears of infestations due to more moisture.

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Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

Supreme Court ruling follows months of hearings over Nawaz Sharif's alleged corruption revealed in 'Panama Papers' leak.

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More arrests in Pakistan 'revenge rape' case

Head of village council who allegedly sanctioned rape of 16-year-old among four suspects held over incident near Multan.

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Soldiers killed as Taliban storms Kandahar base

Attack on military base in Kandahar also injures 13 troops, defence ministry says, as armed group extends offensive.

Afghan soldier

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India's President Ram Nath Kovind takes oath

Kovind said he will use his position to improve the situation of Dalits, a community once known as 'untouchables'.

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Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka

Government and aid agencies scale up efforts as hospitals overflow with patients, with dengue cases topping 100,000.

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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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Uttar Pradesh train derailment kills several passengers

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Pakistan buries revered German humanitarian Ruth Pfau

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Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

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Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

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

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