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Rescue efforts hampered after Sri Lanka landslides

At least 37 people killed and over 350,000 affected after mudslides cover villages in worst-hit Kegalle district.

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Twin blasts target police in Pakistan's northwest

Blasts kill at least one policeman and wound dozens more in Peshawar.

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Sri Lanka: Mudslides bury hundreds of villagers

Over 350,000 people affected after days of torrential rain unleashes landslides on at least three central villages.

Sri Lanka: Mudslides

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Fresh clashes reported near Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan says its soldier killed as a result of truce violation by Armenia after two countries agreed for peace talks.

Nagorno-Karabakh

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Bangladesh politician arrested for 'Israel handshake'

Opposition BNP official who met Israeli government adviser in India held after being accused of plotting against state.

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Gay-rights activists' murders: Bangladesh makes arrest

Arrest of "Ansarullah Bangla Team member" comes three weeks after Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy were killed in Dhaka.

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Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Murder of 75-year-old whose body was found in a temple follows spree of similar killings in the country.

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Lightning strikes leave 40 dead in Bangladesh

Massive storms linger across Bay of Bengal area, where several farmers were killed in fields by lightning strikes.

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Rights groups slam Nepal deal on war crimes amnesty

Human rights groups accuse ruling coalition, including Maoists, of attempting to "wash away the crimes of the conflict".

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Border fencing escalates Pakistan-Afghanistan tension

Truck drivers and families stranded on either side of Torkham border which has been shut for three days.

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Bangladesh buries Motiur Rahman Nizami amid protests

Party issues strike call as police use rubber bullets to disperse protests against hanging of Motiur Rahman Nizami.

Motiur Rahman Nizami

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