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India's Modi launches 'world's largest' health insurance scheme

Ayushman Bharat programme dubbed 'Modicare' promises to insure 500 million poor people across the country.

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Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan

Nepal's efforts to increase its tigers are part of a 13-country plan to double the number of tigers worldwide.

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Maldives opposition claims presidential election victory

Solih, candidate from the coalition of opposition parties, calls for 'just and peaceful society' after claiming victory.

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Khan disappointed by 'arrogant' India after talks cancellation

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams India's decision to cancel talks on sidelines of UN General Assembly.

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Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

More than 3,000 children were killed or wounded in 2017, accounting for one-third of total civilian casualties.

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Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's tribal people

India's indigenous children are more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities.

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Passengers hurt after Jet Airways flight loses cabin pressure

Flight 9W 697 carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai after passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding.

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India launches first sex offenders register amid spate of rapes

Officials say the database will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies but critics fear it might be misused.

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Bus-truck crash kills 15 in western Afghanistan

Another 30 were wounded in the early morning crash in Bakwa district of Farah province.

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India cancels talks with Pakistan over 'brutal killings'

Cancellation came a day after rival South Asian nations decided to meet in New York City next week at UN summit.

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Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

Twitter users react with anger and compassion after death of another 'manual scavenger', raising $70,000 for his family.

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