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Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven: police

Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst

Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander

An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said

Cash handler held over toy notes in India ATM

Indian police have arrested a cash handler after notes in a state bank ATM were replaced with children’s toy bills, an

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak

Couple jailed for killing spouses wed in Nepal prison

A man and a woman each serving time for killing their first spouses have married in a prison in western Nepal

Bangladesh ‘stopped’ editor from flying abroad


A prominent Bangladeshi magazine editor on bail for charges of plotting to kill the prime minister’s son said Thursday he

Bharti Airtel buys Telenor’s India arm for Jio fight


Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel will buy the local operations of Norway’s Telenor, it said Thursday, as the ultra-competitive mobile

Indian politician spends state cash on lavish temple gifts


The head of India’s newest state is facing condemnation after spending $750,000 in public money on gold temple offerings to

Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast


At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan’s Lahore Thursday, officials said, the

Six workers killed in India factory fire

Six factory workers were burnt to death Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad after a fire broke out at