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Hazaras shot dead in attack on #Pakistan bus

At least eight members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority have been killed and two people wounded, when unknown gunmen opened fire at a bus in a market in the outskirts of Quetta in Balochistan.

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#Pakistan cleric Qadri ends Islamabad protest

An anti-government cleric who has been campaigning in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has ended his 65-day-long protest.

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Soldiers killed in Afghan bomb blast

At least four Afghan soldiers were killed, and about a dozen people, including six civilians, wounded after a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital, officials said.

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#Pakistan suspends 'anti-government' channel

Pakistan's media regulation authority has taken a private television news channel, ARY news, off air for 15 days after accusing it of "maligning" the country's judiciary.

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Sri Lanka 'to hold early presidential poll'

Sri Lanka will hold presidential election in January next year, two years ahead of schedule, Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has said.

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#Nepal to end trekker disaster rescue effort

Rescue operations in the northern mountains of Nepal are due to end after all the hikers stranded because of a series of blizzards and avalanches were rescued.

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Dozens dead in #Bangladesh bus crash

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens injured after two buses collided head-on in northwest Bangladesh, police say.

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#India ruling party makes gains in state polls

India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.

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Hopes fade for missing climbers in #Nepal

Hopes have faded for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after a freak blizzard killed 39.

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Bhutto's son launches political career

The only son of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's assassinated former prime minister, has told tens of thousands of supporters that he would fight for his party's revival in an appearance intended to mark the official launch of his political career.

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#Nepal avalanche death toll touches 40

The death toll from this week's series of snow storms and avalanches in Nepal has reached 40, after nine more bodies were spotted on a trekking trail by a rescue helicopter in the worst hiking disaster in the Himalayan country.

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