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Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling

Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

US President Barack Obama warned Beijing Thursday it could not ignore a tribunal's ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the South China Sea, driving tensions higher in a territorial row that threatens regional security.
Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and Nepal's ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is making progress to combat the problem, rights groups say.
Taliban attack in Afghan capital Kabul kills at least 24

Taliban attack in Afghan capital Kabul kills at least 24 Mon, 05 Sep, 2016

A Taliban suicide attack in a busy area near the defence ministry in Kabul on Monday killed at least 24 people and wounded 91, the deadliest toll in the Afghan capital in weeks.
Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party Sat, 03 Sep, 2016

Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.
Bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens at Pakistan court

Bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens at Pakistan court Fri, 02 Sep, 2016

Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan on Friday, a rescue official said, hours after militants killed two people in a Christian neighborhood in the same region.
At least 12 dead in India from drinking tainted liquor

At least 12 dead in India from drinking tainted liquor Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

At least 12 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Wednesday.
33 killed in Nepal bus accident

33 killed in Nepal bus accident Mon, 15 Aug, 2016

A government official says at least 33 people died and 28 others were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal.
Bombing at a hospital in Pakistani city of Quetta kills 42

Bombing at a hospital in Pakistani city of Quetta kills 42 Mon, 08 Aug, 2016

A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said.
Gunmen kill 12 in northeast India market attack

Gunmen kill 12 in northeast India market attack Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a busy market in a restive area of northeast India, killing 12 people and wounding several others, police said.

Former Nepal communist rebel leader elected Prime Minister

Former Nepal communist rebel leader elected Prime Minister Wed, 03 Aug, 2016

Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal pledged Wednesday to unite a country hit by deadly protests over constitutional changes after lawmakers elected the Maoist leader and former guerrilla to head a new government.
Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl Sat, 30 Jul, 2016

An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.
Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh

Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh Tue, 26 Jul, 2016

Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the national police chief said.
Nepal's prime minister resigns before facing confidence vote in parliament

Nepal's prime minister resigns before facing confidence vote in parliament Sun, 24 Jul, 2016

 Nepal's prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country.
At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack

At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack Sat, 23 Jul, 2016

At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul claimed by Islamic State, an official from the Public Health Ministry said.
Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested

Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested Sun, 17 Jul, 2016

The brother of a controversial Pakistani social media star has been arrested for her murder, confessing he strangled Qandeel Baloch for "honour", police said Sunday.
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