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Pakistan: Floods leave at least six people dead in Lahore

Lahore sees its heaviest rains in 38 years as torrential downpours cause widespread disruption.

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Pakistan urged to protect press freedom ahead of elections

Rights groups call on caretaker PM to allow independent coverage of the election campaigns ahead of July 25 vote.

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Deadly blast hits Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Official says at least 12 are killed after explosion hits central area in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

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Afghanistan: Ghani orders resumption of anti-Taliban operations

President Ashraf Ghani's 18-day ceasefire with the Taliban ends with a call on the group to agree to full peace talks.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

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India preparing for 'cut in oil imports from Iran'

India prepares for a 'drastic reduction' of Iranian oil imports in a push by the US to cut trade ties, Reuters reports.

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'Green gold': Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees

The 'Billion Tree Tsunami' is a provincial government programme described as a 'true conservation success story'.

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Four dead as torrential monsoon rains lash Mumbai

Heavy downpours bring disruption to a number of cities throughout India.

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Five NGO workers gang-raped in India's Jharkhand state

The women were performing a play against human trafficking in Jharkhand state when they were abducted and gang-raped.

Three girls were raped

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Taliban kill dozens of soldiers despite government ceasefire

The attack comes days after Taliban said they would resume fighting despite Kabul extending Eid ceasefire by 10 days.

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Afghan peace marchers address demands to President Ghani in Kabul

The march began in Helmand province after a car bomb on March 23 killed at least 14 people in the capital Lashkar Gah.

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Nangarhar kills at least 18

At least 18 people die in Jalalabad, a day after suicide bomber kills 36 at an Eid gathering in Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan's Nangarhar

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