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At least 44 feared dead in road accident in India

Rescue work ongoing in Himachal Pradesh after latest accident in country where over 110,000 die each year in crashes.

Shimla district

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HR McMaster visits Afghanistan after MOAB attack

McMaster discusses joint efforts to combat "terrorist groups", just days after US use of GBU-43 bomb in country's east.

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Hopes for survivors fade after rubbish dump collapse

Deadly 'man-made disaster' could have been avoided, residents say, as grim search operation continues for fourth day.

Meetotamulla

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Kashmir unrest: Protesting students clash with police

Violence breaks out as students protest a police raid on a college amid rising tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Police fired tear gas

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Colombo: Death toll from rubbish dump collapse rises

Death toll rises to at least 21 as hopes for survivors fade after 90-metre man-made mountain of rubbish collapsed.

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Kashmir: Teen shot dead; 54 students wounded in clashes

Violence intensifies in disputed region as police respond to rock-throwing protesters with pellet and tear gas fire.

student is carried into a hospital

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Roadside bomb kills 14 in southern Afghanistan

Powerful blast destroys a van traveling through restive Helmand province, killing all 11 passengers on board.

Roadside bomb

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Heatwave builds across northern India and Pakistan

Pre-monsoon temperatures continue to rise, prompting health concerns.

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Massive dump landslide kills at least six in Sri Lanka

Rescuers search for survivors after fire caused the 91-metre-tall rubbish dump to collapse, burying dozens of homes.

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Pakistan: Eight charged for journalism student's murder

University student Mashal Khan was stripped, beaten and shot during attack after being accused of committing blasphemy.

Footage from crime scene

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Afghanistan: Scores of ISIL fighters dead in MOAB raid

Afghan officials raise the number of ISIL fighters killed after the US army dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb.

MOAB struck the Achin district of Nangarhar

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