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Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant

Bangladesh 'hostage' situation as gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant Fri, 01 Jul, 2016

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, apparently taking diners hostage and sparking a firefight with police in which at least two officers were killed, police and witnesses said.
Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets Thu, 30 Jun, 2016

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.
69 million children to face early death by 2030

69 million children to face early death by 2030 Tue, 28 Jun, 2016

The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed, UNICEF said in a bleak report issued on Tuesday.
Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

A famous Sufi singer was shot dead in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on Amjad Sabri's car while he was on his way to a local TV appearance in the southern port city of Karachi, police officer Arif Mahar said.
Taliban suicide blast kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

Taliban suicide blast kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul Mon, 20 Jun, 2016

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in a blast targeting their Kabul minibus, officials said, the first claimed attack in the capital since Washington expanded the US military's authority to strike the insurgents.
Pakistani teen burnt alive by her mother for choosing own husband

Pakistani teen burnt alive by her mother for choosing own husband Wed, 08 Jun, 2016

A Pakistani mother on Wednesday burnt her 16-year-old daughter alive for marrying a man of her own choice, before shouting on the street to neighbours that she had killed the teen for bringing shame on her family.
Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered

Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered Tue, 07 Jun, 2016

Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists.
India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre

India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre Thu, 02 Jun, 2016

An Indian court convicted two dozen people on Thursday over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.
Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers

Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers Sun, 29 May, 2016

Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters.
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death Wed, 25 May, 2016

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike.
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.

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