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Sri Lanka appeals for aid as flood deaths exceed 150

At least 151 people have been killed in floods and mudslides as emergency teams rush to distribute aid to the displaced.

Save the Children

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India imposes Ramadan curfew in Kashmir after violence

Security lock-down ahead of commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat's funeral cripples life in Kashmir on first day of Ramadan.

Bhat's burial

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Top rebel commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Kashmir

Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupt in Kashmir after Hizbul Mujahideen leader is shot dead by security forces.

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Deadly car bomb attack rocks Afghanistan's Khost

At least 18 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a crowded area of the eastern city of Khost.

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Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 122

Ninety-seven missing and hundreds of homes destroyed after heavy rain triggers devastating flooding and landslides.

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The seasonal climate of Sri Lanka

With the onset of the southwest monsoon, the island country could be faced with even more flooding and landslides.

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Pakistan reopens major Afghanistan border crossing

The Chaman border crossing was closed last month after troops from both sides traded fire, leaving 15 dead.

Chaman

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Bangladesh: Lady Justice statue removed after protests

Statue of a sari-clad woman holding scales taken down amid tight security after months of protests by religious groups.

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka

Roads flooded and houses buried as rain-triggered mudslides kill at least 28 people in different parts of Sri Lanka.

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At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

The army base in Shah Wali Kot is the Taliban's third major military target this week in Kandahar province.

Afghan soldiers

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NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan

NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war.

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