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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. 
Maldives votes for new president

Maldives votes for new president Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

With over half the ballot boxes counted, former president Mohamed Nasheed is in the lead in the much anticipated Maldives presidential elections, 18 months after he was prematurely ousted in what he claims to be a 'coup.'
Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures to help the peace process in war-torn neighbour Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.

Suspected US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Pakistan intelligence officials say a pair of missiles launched by a U.S. drone hit a militant hideout near the Afghan border and killed seven suspected militants. 
Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

An Indian woman author who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban has been shot dead in Afghanistan's Paktika province by suspected Taliban militants, police said Thursday.
IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan

IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $6.7 billion loan package for Pakistan on Wednesday to help the nation revive its ailing economy. 

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