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Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes

Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth.
Six dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate

Six dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

The death toll from a powerful Taliban truck bombing at the German consulate in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif city rose to at least six Friday, with more than 100 others wounded in a major militant assault.
Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban

Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

A farmer in southern India committed suicide fearing she would be left penniless after the government's shock decision to withdraw high denomination notes from circulation, police said Thursday.
India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy

India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

India's sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation, in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man, caused chaos on Wednesday as gas stations and other retailers refused to accept the larger bills, and bank ATMs stayed closed.
Pakistan deports 'Afghan girl' after arrest

Pakistan deports 'Afghan girl' after arrest Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

Pakistan on Wednesday deported Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan Girl" whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country's wars, medical and security officials said.
26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban

26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

A joint U.S.-Afghan raid Thursday against the Taliban involving NATO airstrikes left 26 civilians, three Afghan troops and two U.S. service members dead, Western and local officials said, as investigators worked to determine what went wrong.
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59 Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack

Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack Mon, 03 Oct, 2016

Taliban insurgents launched an assault on Kunduz on Monday, triggering intense fighting and forcing residents to hide in their homes, one year after the militants briefly took control of the strategic Afghan city.
Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise

Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise Sat, 01 Oct, 2016

Indian films have been banned in cinemas across Pakistan as tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rivals New Delhi over recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity.
Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes Thu, 29 Sep, 2016

Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.
World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate

World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Wed, 21 Sep, 2016

World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts.
17 soldiers killed in attack at Indian army base in Kashmir

17 soldiers killed in attack at Indian army base in Kashmir Sun, 18 Sep, 2016

Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in the deadliest attack on a military base in the disputed Himalayan region in recent years, the army said.
21 dead in explosion and fire at Bangladesh factory

21 dead in explosion and fire at Bangladesh factory Sat, 10 Sep, 2016

A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens, officials said.
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.
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