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Dozens detained in Kazakhstan over land reform protests

Police block protests in major cities over reforms the opposition says will lead to foreigners acquiring too much land.

Kazakhstan protests

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Cyclone Roanu wreaks havoc as it approaches Bangladesh

Five killed, tens of thousands flee their homes as Bangladeshis prepare for storm to make landfall on Saturday.

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Bangladesh: Doctor hacked to death, teacher wounded

Police suspect "Islamist militants" behind the latest attack, weeks after several others were butchered with machetes.

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India has its hottest day on record

Severe heatwave returns to South Asia as temperatures pass 50 degrees Celsius.

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Hopes fading for Sri Lanka's landslide survivors

Death toll rises to 57 with scores missing as rain hampers rescue efforts in the central region of Aranayaka.

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Rescue efforts hampered after Sri Lanka landslides

At least 37 people killed and over 350,000 affected after mudslides cover villages in worst-hit Kegalle district.

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Twin blasts target police in Pakistan's northwest

Blasts kill at least one policeman and wound dozens more in Peshawar.

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Sri Lanka: Mudslides bury hundreds of villagers

Over 350,000 people affected after days of torrential rain unleashes landslides on at least three central villages.

Sri Lanka: Mudslides

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Fresh clashes reported near Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan says its soldier killed as a result of truce violation by Armenia after two countries agreed for peace talks.

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Bangladesh politician arrested for 'Israel handshake'

Opposition BNP official who met Israeli government adviser in India held after being accused of plotting against state.

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Gay-rights activists' murders: Bangladesh makes arrest

Arrest of "Ansarullah Bangla Team member" comes three weeks after Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy were killed in Dhaka.

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