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#Fontgate: Maryam Nawaz accused of document forgery

Investigators say Maryam Nawaz presented certified documents typed in font that was unavailable at time of writing.

Maryam Nawaz

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Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

Prime Minister assured Buddhist monks that the new constitution will not take away the primary status given to Buddhism.

Sri Lanka: Buddhism

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Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

Gunmen spray bullets on passenger bus bringing Hindu pilgrims from a cave shrine, killing seven and wounding 14 others.

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Pakistan court resumes Sharif 'corruption' hearings

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family accused of illegally profiting from his position as PM during the 1990s.

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif

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Seven killed in Kashmir cross-border shelling

India and Pakistan trade blame over deadly shelling on the anniversary of the death of rebel leader, Burhan Wani.

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Nepali teen dies from snake bite in 'menstruation hut'

Officials say 18-year-old girl was bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating.

The chhaupadi practice

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India: Monsoon death toll in Assam rises to 18

Heavy rains have displaced thousands in northeastern Assam state, with no letup in the deluge, officials say.

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Death toll in Bahawalpur tanker blast rises to over 200

More victims succumb to their wounds after truck fire, raising an earlier death toll of at least 153 people.

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Several killed in Bangladesh garment factory explosion

Boiler blast rips through six-storey building outside Dhaka, causing its walls and a roof to collapse.

Bangladesh garment factory

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Death toll in Bahawalpur oil tanker blast reaches 190

Sixteen more people have died in hospital following Sunday's oil tanker explosion on a main highway in Pakistan.

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Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims

Demonstrators stage silent protests in at least 10 Indian cities against wave of attacks on Muslims by 'cow vigilantes'.

Indians protest

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