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Deadly caste violence erupts in Indian state of Maharashtra

Marathas have shut down many schools, colleges and delayed trains in Mumbai, demanding quotas for government jobs.\

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Quetta: Death toll jumps to 31 in election day blast

More than 40 others injured in the suicide blast near a polling station in the western city of Quetta.

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Afghanistan: Kabul hit by multiple explosions

At least three people wounded after five explosions hit Kabul, local media reports.

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Bomb near Kabul airport leaves 10 dead or wounded, say officials

VP Abdul Rashid Dostum is reportedly unharmed after blast hits an area near the airport shortly after his arrival.

Kabul airport

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Pakistan election candidate killed in suicide attack

The killing of Ikramullah Gandapur is the latest in a series of attacks targeting the polling process in Pakistan.

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India: Mob lynches Muslim man transporting cows in Rajasthan

Attack comes just days after India's top court requests the government to enact new legislation to end mob violence.

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WhatsApp curbs India services after spate of lynchings

Government has threatened to take legal action against the platform over sharing of messages that have led to violence.

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India: Two buildings collapse in Noida, several feared trapped

Many feared trapped after a residential complex falls on an under-construction building in Greater Noida.

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India's top court demands new law to stop lynching

Supreme Court condemns 'horrendous acts' of mob violence after a spate of lynchings that have killed dozens this year.

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US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Comment by senior US general follows increased diplomatic efforts to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack

At least 149 now reported killed in Friday's suicide attack at a political rally in Balochistan province.

Mastung attack

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