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Afghanistan: Surge in civilian, children death tolls

Civilian casualties touched a record high in the first half of 2016, with 388 children killed and 1,121 wounded.

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Afghanistan mourns protest blast victims

President Ghani announces a day of mourning for the 80 dead, as he vows to take revenge against those responsible.

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Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli resigns

Oli swept into power in 2015 but has faced fierce criticism over his handling of protests in the impoverished nation.

Khadga Prasad Oli

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India: Search continues for plane in Bay of Bengal

An Indian military transport plane with 29 people on board has gone missing in the Bay of Bengal.

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Powerful blasts kill at least 80 in Kabul protest

ISIL claims responsibility for blasts targeting a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul.

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Afghan Hazara minority protest in Kabul over power line

Thousands take to the streets of the Afghan capital to demand changes to the route of a planned power transmission line.

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Bangladesh: Tarique Rahman jailed for money laundering

High Court hands Tarique Rahman, son of opposition leader Khaleda Zia, seven-year jail sentence for money laundering.

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Fighting rages as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Kunduz

Taliban attack police checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province in a bid to take control of district.

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Qandeel Baloch's family barred from 'forgiving' son

The practice of 'forgiving' allows many honour killings to go unpunished in Pakistan.

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Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in India

Ten paramilitary soldiers were killed in an ambush by Maoist rebels in eastern Bihar state.

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Taliban attacks rock Afghanistan's Kunduz province

More than 100 Taliban fighters launched an attack in northern Kunduz as part of a bid to capture the province.

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