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Sixteen people killed as landslide hits northeast India

Construction workers' camp crushed following days of torrential rain in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Death toll doubles after huge bomb attack in Kabul

Government says more than 60 people died in Taliban's first attack in Afghan capital since it announced new offensive.

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India to Britain: Kohinoor diamond belongs to you

Government tells top court that celebrated diamond was not stolen by former colonial rulers but instead was a gift.

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Suicide car bomber attacks heart of Afghanistan's Kabul

At least 28 killed and more than 300 wounded in first major Kabul attack since the Taliban announced "spring offensive".

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Heavy fighting rages in Afghanistan's Kunduz

Afghan forces and the Taliban both claim gains amid fierce battles after the armed group's offensive to seize key city.

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Afghanistan: Scores of Taliban dead in Kunduz attack

Police chief says at least 40 Taliban fighters killed after launching offensive to seize key city of Kunduz.

Kunduz

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Clashes, curfew in tense Kashmir after army killings

Seventy-year old woman latest to die as protesters face off with police for a second day in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Strong quake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in India

No reports of damage or injuries as magnitude 6.9 quake strikes northern Myanmar, according to US Geological Survey.

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Above average monsoon rains forecast for India

Relief for many as the India Meteorological Department predicts the 2016 season rains will be heavier than usual.

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India’s pre-monsoon heat reaches dangerous levels

An early and severe heatwave has set in across South Asia in the run-up to this year’s summer rains.

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US to probe deadly drone strikes in Afghanistan

UN will also independently verify allegations by people that those killed in Paktika attack were civilians.

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