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Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54 Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.
Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling

Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
Several dead, dozens wounded in Kabul blast

Several dead, dozens wounded in Kabul blast Sat, 27 Jan, 2018

A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. 
Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists'

Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists' Tue, 02 Jan, 2018

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan on Monday in his first tweet of 2018, threatening to cut off aid over what he said were its "lies and deceit" in offering "safe haven to terrorists."
Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting

Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident

At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said.
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river that divides the two countries.
Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.
At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Pakistan says it has summoned an Indian diplomat after five civilians were killed by "unprovoked" Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.

123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire Sun, 25 Jun, 2017

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
Nepal's parliament elects familiar new prime minister

Nepal's parliament elects familiar new prime minister Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Nepal's parliament elected a veteran politician on Tuesday as the country's 10th prime minister in 11 yea
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