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Afghan Taliban leader killed in U.S. drone strike

Afghan Taliban leader killed in U.S. drone strike Sun, 22 May, 2016

An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials said, in a major and rare American military raid in the country.
Five dead, thousands flee as Cyclone Roanu nears Bangladesh

Five dead, thousands flee as Cyclone Roanu nears Bangladesh Sat, 21 May, 2016

Cyclone Roanu was poised to make landfall in southern Bangladesh Saturday, as strong winds and heavy downpours unleashed by the storm left five people dead and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.
Rain hinders search for missing in Sri Lankan landslides

Rain hinders search for missing in Sri Lankan landslides Thu, 19 May, 2016

As soldiers searched Thursday for hundreds of people missing after landslides swallowed three central Sri Lankan villages, family members huddled in crowded shelters waiting for news about the fate of loved ones.
Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka Wed, 18 May, 2016

Soldiers and police used sticks and bare hands Wednesday to dig through enormous piles of mud covering houses in three villages hit by massive landslides in central Sri Lanka, with hundreds of families reported missing.
Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul Mon, 16 May, 2016

Thousands of demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority marched in protest through Kabul on Monday saying that they are missing out on a multi-million dollar power transmission line, posing a major challenge to the government of President Ashraf Ghani.
Nepal ethnic protesters clash with police for 2nd day

Nepal ethnic protesters clash with police for 2nd day Mon, 16 May, 2016

Supporters of ethnic minority groups demanding changes in Nepal's new constitution clashed with police Monday and blocked main streets near the prime minister's office, as their newly started protests entered their second day.
Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for rape and genocide in 1971 war

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for rape and genocide in 1971 war Tue, 10 May, 2016

Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters.
Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun

Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun Mon, 09 May, 2016

Tiny Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet, sailed across the face of the sun on Monday, a celestial dance that occurs about once every decade as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet align in space.
Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead Sun, 08 May, 2016

At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said, in one of the worst road accidents in the war-battered nation.
Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban

Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban Wed, 04 May, 2016

Pakistan's army chief signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers, an army statement said.
Nepali authorities detain Canadian over tweets

Nepali authorities detain Canadian over tweets Tue, 03 May, 2016

Nepal authorities have detained a Canadian software developer working in the country over a series of tweets deemed to "disturb social harmony", an immigration official said on Tuesday.
Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India Sun, 01 May, 2016

Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday.
Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh Mon, 25 Apr, 2016

Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.
Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts

Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts Sun, 24 Apr, 2016

Nepal held memorial services on Sunday for the thousands killed in a massive earthquake one year ago, as victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.
Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack Sat, 23 Apr, 2016

Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists.
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