An Indian express train has ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country's east, killing at least 37, an Indian Railways spokesman says.
Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
Afghanistan will host their first international soccer match for 10 years when they play Pakistan in a friendly next Tuesday, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday.
The last Nepalese prime minister to serve before protests ushered in the Himalayan country's first democratic elections in the early 1990s has died.
The Indian defense minister says there were fatalities when a diesel-powered navy submarine caught fire and sank early Wednesday, trapping as many as 18 sailors.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed Sunday by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, and several were wounded, military officials said.
A U.S. judge sentenced a Bangladeshi man to 30 years in prison on Friday for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in what authorities called a plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
Gunmen shot to death ten people and wounded 20 in an attack on a former provincial minister outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan on Friday, police said.
Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting.
Sri Lanka will gradually stop allowing women to work as housemaids in Saudi Arabia after a Sri Lankan was executed in the country over the death of an infant in her care, the Colombo government said.
The government said it would raise the minimum age for female domestic workers to be eligible to seek employment in Saudi Arabia to 25 years from the present 21 with an eye on eventually stopping such employment altogether.
"Gradual phase-out is the idea," government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said. "We can't stop it overnight. It's a gradual process and increasing the age limit is part of that."
Rights groups assert that Sri Lanka, which has a long history of police impunity, of continuing to violate human rights despite the end of a three-decade-long war with Tamil Tiger separatists in May 2009.
Police in the South Asian nation previously could detain suspects without charge for 24 hours.