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People evacuated from rooftops as Kerala floods kill 164

Rescuers shift the stranded people to 1,200 state-run camps where more than 150,000 people already have taken shelter.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits Ghazni after Taliban siege

Ghani visited the city of Ghazni a week after the Taliban launched an assault on the provincial capital.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

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Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

The 93-year-old, who led India three times, had been hospitalised since June with a kidney infection and chest problems.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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HRW: Maldives election under threat amid crackdown on dissent

Activists, journalists and Supreme Court justices have been targeted with intimidation and arrest by the government.

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Facebook 'too slow' in removing anti-Rohingya hate speech

Social media giant says it has banned some racist Myanmar figures and organisations, but admits to failures.

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Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul

The assault comes one day after 34 people were killed at an educational centre in the capital.

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India: Death toll in devastating Kerala floods rises to 77

Officials say at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday night, taking the toll to 77.

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Afghanistan: ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

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Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

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India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

In a speech marking Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'India will unfurl the tricolor in space' soon.

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'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

Ghazni

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