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Hundreds die in #India heat wave

Death toll from severe heat wave reportedly crosses 500, with the country's southern states the worst affected.

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#Bangladesh PM calls would be migrants 'mentally sick'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says those leaving are 'tainting' the country's image and can have better lives at home.

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#Myanmar signs off controversial pregnancy law

Activists voice concern the new law could be used to repress religious and ethnic minorities.

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Delhi's heritage city dream dashed by government

Indian government withdraws nomination for UNESCO world heritage city, saying it could hamper development.

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Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka's north

Public anger over sexual assault and murder of schoolgirl spills over into violent demonstration in Jaffna.

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Indian mother seeks groom for son in first gay advert

Woman in Mumbai seeks groom for son in ad published in Mid-Day newspaper, after three other dailies refused.

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Deadly bombing hits Afghanistan's capital

Taliban claims responsibility for apparent suicide car bombing inside parking lot of justice ministry building in Kabul.

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Afghan police officers jailed over mob killing of woman

Eleven officers sentenced to one-year in prison for their roles in killing of 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda.

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#India rape victim dies after 42 years in coma

Mumbai nurse suffered from irreversible brain damage following sexual assault in 1973, for which no one was charged.

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Suicide car bomb targets convoy in Afghan capital

At least three people killed, including one foreigner in Kabul attack, after suicide bomber detonates explosives.

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#Nepal army recovers 8 bodies from crashed US helicopter

Six US Marines and two Nepali soldiers died while on relief mission following devastating earthquake.

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