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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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Jailed Indian politician freed on bail

The former chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been released on bail on medical grounds, 22 days after being sentenced to four years in jail in a corruption case.

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Death toll rises in #Nepal avalanche area

Rescuers have widened their search for trekkers missing since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas in northern Nepal earlier this week, leaving at least 29 people killed.

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#India tests first domestic cruise missile

India has test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable cruise missile as it seeks to build its military capabilities.

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Afghan police capture senior Haqqani leaders

Afghan security forces say they have captured two senior leaders of al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network. including a son of its founder.

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More bodies found in #Nepal avalanche area

NepalA snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed at least 27 people, including eight foreigners and a group of local yak herders, while dozens of climbers remain unaccounted for, officials have said.

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WFP cuts rations for one million Afghans

Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut food rations for one million people in Afghanistan, according to the UN food -assistance agency.

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#Pakistan elders targeted in suicide attack

At least five people have been killed and 10 injured in a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of anti-Taliban tribal elders in a region bordering Afghanistan, security officials say.

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#Nepal avalanche kills hikers and villagers

Nepal avalancheA snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed 12 people, including nine hikers and three villagers, while more than 100 remain unaccounted for, officials have said.

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Indian PM pledges funds after deadly cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a rescue package of $163m after Cyclone Hudhud, which struck India's east coast, killed at least 22 people and damaged thousands of homes.

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Relief efforts under way after Cyclone Hudhud

A major relief operation is under way after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction.

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