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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb blast kills 11 in Nangarhar's Achin

Six children and a woman among victims of explosion in Achin district of Nangarhar, as Afghans vote for a second day.

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Deadly suicide bomber strikes polling station in Afghan capital

At least 10 civilians and five police officers killed in the latest attack to have targeted parliamentary elections.

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Indians protest after train accident kills dozens

India's huge railway network is notorious for accidents that lead to thousands of deaths each year.

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Dozens feared dead as train runs over crowd in India

Relief and rescue operations ongoing on outskirts of Amritsar city where people gathered to watch religious festival.

Amritsar city

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Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India

Hundreds of people gathered near a railway on the edge of Amritsar to watch fireworks when a train ran into the crowd.

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Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack

Powerful police general killed, along with Kandahar governor and security chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.

General Abdul Raziq

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Afghan election candidate killed in Taliban attack

Abdul Jabar Qahraman is the 10th candidate to be killed ahead of parliamentary polls boycotted by the Taliban.

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Bhutan votes in the country's third general polls

Voters cast their ballots to decide which party will lead the young democracy for the next five years.

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Bhutan voters chooses centre-left DNT in general election

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party won 30 of 47 national assembly seats, according to provisional results.

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India's BJP changes Muslim name of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh changes Muslim name of historic city from Allahabad to Prayagraj.

Allahabad

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Afghan forces killed after fighters overrun checkpoint

At least seven security forces killed in the northern Samangan province amid growing violence before elections.

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