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Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record Tue, 21 May, 2019

A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak.
Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end

Sixth round of Taliban-U.S. peace talks end Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their sixth round of peace talks with "some progress" made on a draft agreement for when foreign troops might withdraw from Afghanistan, a Taliban official said.
Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24 Wed, 08 May, 2019

A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least five people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, police said, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.
Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance

Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance Sun, 28 Apr, 2019

 For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of scalding water on her face and upper body.
Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene
Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed Fri, 19 Apr, 2019

Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan's gruelling conflict suffered a major setback  after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed.
Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's Balochistan, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by separatists in the restive southwestern province.
4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India's general elections, a six-week process that's seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal Wed, 13 Mar, 2019

U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, officials from both sides said.
At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said.
Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes Thu, 28 Feb, 2019

 India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire through the night into Thursday morning in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, a day after Islamabad said it shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot.
Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in helicopter crash

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in helicopter crash Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

 A helicopter crashed in bad weather in eastern Nepal on Wednesday, killing all seven people on board, including the tourism minister, a home ministry official said.
Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir

Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

Pakistan carried out airstrikes and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge both sides to show restraint.
India launches airstrike inside Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit

India launches airstrike inside Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

India said its warplanes struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, killing "a very large number" of fighters, raising risk of conflict between the nuclear armed neighbors, though Pakistan officials denied there had been any casualties.
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