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Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146 Sun, 28 May, 2017

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing Sat, 27 May, 2017

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing.
Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed Sat, 27 May, 2017

One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.
Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years Sun, 14 May, 2017

Nepal held local level polls on Sunday, the first since 1997 and a key step in the country's rocky transition to democracy over a decade since the end of the civil war.
Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy Fri, 12 May, 2017

A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate on Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said.
Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sat, 06 May, 2017

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.
Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal Sun, 30 Apr, 2017

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.
Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers Mon, 24 Apr, 2017

Maoist rebels killed at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said.
Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.
IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan Sat, 15 Apr, 2017

Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts.
Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 1st Twenty20

Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 1st Twenty20 Tue, 04 Apr, 2017

Kusal Perera hit 77 runs off 53 deliveries to propel Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday.
Attack on military hospital in Afghan capital kills 30

Attack on military hospital in Afghan capital kills 30 Wed, 08 Mar, 2017

More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in Wednesday's attack on a military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul, a defense ministry official said. 
Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75

Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75 Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

 An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.
Blast kills at least 13 in Pakistani city of Lahore, 83 injured

Blast kills at least 13 in Pakistani city of Lahore, 83 injured Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

An explosion near the Punjab provincial assembly in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded 83 others on Monday, a senior police official said.

Seven killed in militant battle in India's Kashmir

Seven killed in militant battle in India's Kashmir Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

Four militants and two Indian soldiers were among seven people killed in a gun battle in Kashmir on Sunday, a police spokesman said, the latest sign of increasing tension in the Himalayan region disputed by nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan.

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