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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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India's Modi joins thousands for global #Yoga Day

Indian PM performs yoga along with tens of thousands in New Delhi as people from across world expected to join event.

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Roadside bomb kills civilians in #Afghanistan

At least 18 civilians killed and six others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Helmand.

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Toxic alcohol kills scores in India's Mumbai

At least 90 people killed and 40 others hospitalised after drinking cheap toxic alcohol.

Mumbai slum

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#Pakistan hangs seven prisoners for murder

Latest hangings bring total number killed since executions resumed in December to 160.

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#Pakistan halts order to shut international charity

Interior ministry confirms move to hold in abeyance earlier order forcing Save the Children to close all its offices.

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Twin Indian road accidents kill dozens

Twenty-two die when van loses control in Andhra Pradesh, while head-on collision in Uttar Pradesh kills another 17.

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#Pakistan military targets fighters in northwest

Army claims 20 killed in air strikes in North Waziristan region as part of anti-Taliban offensive near Afghan border.

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