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Seven dead in India firework factory blast


An explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in eastern India killed seven workers and injured nine others in the hours

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Sharif for corruption: official


A Pakistani court indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiralling from the Panama Papers leak, a senior

Bangladesh lets stranded Rohingya into camps after screening


Thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded near Bangladesh’s border this week after fleeing violence in Myanmar have finally been permitted to

Militant behind Pakistan school attack killed: Taliban

The militant commander accused of masterminding Pakistan’s deadliest ever extremist attack, a massacre at a school in Peshawar in 2014, has

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

India’s environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant and banned the use of diesel generators in New Delhi as air

Grim store sales cast shadow ahead of India’s ‘festival of lights’

This close to India’s glittering festive season, the cash register at Neha Tandon’s clothes store should be working overtime as revellers

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26,

At least six dead as India building collapses

At least six people were killed Monday when an apartment block collapsed in southern India following a gas tank explosion, police

Bangladesh steps up patrols at West Bengal border over fears Rohingya refugees are being pushed into its territory by Indian border guards

Bangladesh has stepped up security along its frontier with West Bengal state after claims Rohingya Muslim refugees over claims

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her