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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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Five held as death toll from India temple fire rises

Police arrest employees of fireworks manufacturer after huge blaze kills at least 108 people and injured almost 400.

India temple

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Suicide bombing kills dozen of Afghan army recruits

At least 12 people are dead and 38 others injured in a suicide attack on a defence ministry shuttle bus.

Jalalabad

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Pakistani troops kill dozens of rebels in Balochistan

Abdul Nabi Bangulzai - a "main commander" of separatist group in Balochistan - allegedly one of 34 fighters killed.

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Massive fire in crowded India temple kills scores

A fire and explosions during a fireworks display kills at least 100 and injures over 300 in southern Kerala state.

India temple

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Rockets hit Afghan capital after Kerry visit

Police say three explosions struck Kabul's diplomatic area shortly after the visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Ansar al-Islam claims Bangladesh student's killing

Monitoring group says al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Islam hacked to death Nazimuddin Samad as a "lesson to blasphemers".

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Hundreds protest in Bangladesh over student's murder

Nazimuddin Samad's killing is the latest in a series targeting secular bloggers and campaigners in Bangladesh.

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Myanmar: New Suu Kyi government releases 69 prisoners

More detainees expected to be released, including 40 students facing charges since March 2015.

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Pakistan probes Islamic court set up in Lahore

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is accused of setting up the court in Punjab's main city, but describes it as an "arbitration service".

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