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UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled

UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world.
Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75 Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

At least 75 people were killed and 130 others injured when a twin suicide bomb attack hit a Christian church in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Sunday, hospital sources said.
Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar

Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

Pakistan Saturday released senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to help push the peace process in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said.
Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime

Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has sentenced a leader of an opposition political party to death for committing crimes against humanity during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
Afghanistan's top female police officer dies after shooting

Afghanistan's top female police officer dies after shooting Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

Afghan officials say a top policewoman in the country's south has died from gunshot wounds inflicted by unknown attackers, months after her predecessor was slain.
Mine collapse kills 27 in north Afghanistan

Mine collapse kills 27 in north Afghanistan Sun, 15 Sep, 2013

At least 27 miners in Afghanistan have been killed in a collapse in a coal mine, officials said on Sunday, in an accident likely to reinforce worries about a sector that many Afghans hope can underpin the country's development.
World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN

World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

Indian court sentences four men to death in fatal Delhi gang rape case

Indian court sentences four men to death in fatal Delhi gang rape case Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Four men were sentenced to death on Friday for fatally raping a young woman on a bus last December in an attack that triggered angry protests and widespread calls for the execution of her attackers.
Taliban attack US consulate in Afghanistan

Taliban attack US consulate in Afghanistan Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Militants launched an assault on the heavily guarded U.S. consulate in Herat, a city in western Afghanistan near the Iranian border.
Nepal strike shuts down capital Kathmandu

Nepal strike shuts down capital Kathmandu Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

A general strike called by opposition political parties to oppose government plans for elections in November shut down Nepal's capital on Thursday, closing schools and markets. 
Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title

Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Afghanistan have won their first international trophy in football, beating India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship.
Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Pakistan to release top Afghan Taliban prisoner Baradar. The Pakistani government has said it will release the former second-in-command of the Taliban in another bid to further peace efforts with its Afghan neighbors.
Four found guilty in Indian gang-rape case

Four found guilty in Indian gang-rape case Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

An Indian court found four men guilty of the fatal gang rape of a student on a moving bus in New Delhi in a case that caused national outrage and drew attention to a surge in violence against women in the country. 
Taliban attack Afghan intelligence bureau

Taliban attack Afghan intelligence bureau Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

At least four Afghan intelligence agents were killed and when a group of Taliban militants attacked an intelligence bureau in central Afghanistan's Wardak province.
NATO airstrike kill 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

NATO airstrike kill 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

At least ten civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial officials said on Sunday. 
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