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Large explosion hits Afghanistan's capital Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for deadly suicide attack targeting NATO convoy in capital's centre.

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Taliban ambush kills several Afghan soldiers

Military convoy attacked in western Afghanistan, with at least 11 soldiers killed by Taliban fighters.

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#Pakistan heatwave death toll climbs past 1,200

About 65,000 heatstroke patients treated in Karachi hospitals during heatwave, with nearly 2,000 still being treated.

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Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament

Move comes 160 days after Srisena assumed office with parliament elections now scheduled to take place on August 17.

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#Pakistan heatwave death toll soars past 1,000

Army and ranger units deployed to help in Karachi and surrounding areas, as cooler temperatures bring some relief.

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Morgues overflow in #Pakistan as heatwave dead nears 800

Morgues overflow as southern province of Sindh struggles to cope with rising temperatures amid widespread power outages.

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Up to 700 dead as #Pakistan reels under blistering heat

Heat wave kills 692 in three days, most of them in port city of Karachi, as emergency declared in hospitals.

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Heat wave kills over 130 in #Pakistan

At least 130 killed in Karachi city and adjoining districts as temperature touches 45 degrees Celsius, officials say.

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Taliban stages deadly attack on Afghan parliament

At least five people and seven attackers killed after suicide car bomb and gunfire rock sitting session of parliament.

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Afghan army moves to retake key district

Counteroffensive launched after Taliban seizure of Chardara in Kunduz province, which led to flight of local residents.

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Karachi heatwave claims many lives

The scorching heatwave that has gripped Karachi since the start of Ramadan claimed the lives of more than 70 people till Sunday night, according to health and rescue officials.

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