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#India accuses Maoist rebels of abducting 250 villagers

Rebels reportedly abduct villagers in Chhattisgarh state, hours before Prime Minister Modi was scheduled to tour region.

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Bodies of envoys killed in #Pakistan crash reach capital

Diplomats killed in helicopter crash honoured at military base as authorities declare day of national mourning.

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Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign diplomats

At least seven people including the Norwegian and Filipino ambassador killed in the crash in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

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UN: Only five percent of #Nepal quake funds received

About $22m of $415m requested by UN and partners has been provided so far, amid large number of global crises.

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#Bollywood star's jail term suspended pending appeal

Salman Khan was convicted on Wednesday to five years in prison for deadly crash in 2002.

Salman Khan

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Four sentenced to death over brutal Afghan mob killing

Afghan court begins ruling on woman's murder case, sentencing four men to death by hanging and eight others to jail.

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Nepalis slam Indian media for using quake as PR stunt

#GoHomeIndianMedia trends on social media, as journalists are criticised for perceived patriotic reporting.

GoHomeIndianMedia

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#Bollywood star jailed for five years over hit-and-run

Salman Khan freed on bail until May 8, hours after being sentenced to five years for fatal hit-and-run.

Salman Khan

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Passengers burned to death in #India bus crash

Police teams cut into wreckage to rescue survivors after vehicle falls into ditch in central India's Panna district.

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Suicide blast targets government officials in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack on bus carrying employees of Afghan attorney general's office.

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Suspects in #Afghanistan mob killing go on trial

A total of 49 people, including 19 police officers, face charges related to murder of 27-year-old woman in Kabul.

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