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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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Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Soldiers enter parliament after opposition politicians defy lockdown and scale walls demanding a vote to remove speaker.

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China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

China tells India not 'to push your luck' and pull back troops from Doklam plateau amid rising tension.

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Suicide car bomb hits Afghanistan's Kabul

Taliban claim responsibility for attack that killed at least 24 people in a western Kabul neighbourhood.

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Deadly explosion rocks Pakistani city of Lahore

Cause of the blast, which killed at least 25 people and wounded 52, remains unknown.

Punjab police

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Taliban fighters attack police, capturing two districts

Taywara and Kohistan were overrun by the Taliban after days of clashes with security forces.

Afghan security forces

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US air raid kills Afghan police in Helmand

Police chief says 12 dead in strike confirmed by US military as having killed 'friendly Afghan forces in a compound'.

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Kashmir: Indian troops kill young tailor amid protests

Residents say army fired indiscriminately at protesters, as police claim soldiers were being pelted with rocks.

Kashmiri protesters clash

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India picks BJP-backed leader as new president

Ram Nath Kovind, 71, a Dalit leader, says his election is a 'symbol of the greatness of Indian democracy'.

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Plane carrying Abdul Rashid Dostum 'denied landing'

Abdul Rashid Dostum's private jet flying in from Turkey prevented from landing in Mazar-i-Sharif, say officials.

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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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At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

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