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House collapse kills 4 family members in Indian-controlled Kashmir

2017-01-25

​Four members of a family were killed on Wednesday after their house collapsed due to heavy snowfall in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.

Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

2017-01-25

"We will remove your kidney, and you will receive 300,000 rupees [£2,300]." Sadi Ahmed was held hostage for three months by an organ trafficking gang.

Afghan warrants for Vice-President Dostum's 'sex assault' guards

2017-01-25

Afghan authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of nine bodyguards of Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum over allegations that they physically and sexually assaulted a political rival.

Trump speaks with Indian PM: Modi

2017-01-25

​Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to each other via phone Tuesday night, during which they discussed global terrorism and the security situation in South and Central Asia, apart from swapping invitations.

India says it plans to measure whether quake shrank Everest

2017-01-25

The Indian government has said it plans to measure the height of Mount Everest for a second time to assess whether it changed as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi

2017-01-25

US President Donald Trump has invited India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States after a phone call between the two leaders.

Afghan police defuse 5 improvised bombs in eastern province

2017-01-24

The Afghan National Police (ANP) discovered and defused five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near a main foreign forces' base in eastern province of Parwan on Monday, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

45 injured as tourist bus overturns in E. India

2017-01-24

​At least 45 people were injured after their bus turned turtle in the eastern Indian state of Odisha Tuesday, a senior police official said.

25 school children hospitalized following wasp attack in Sri Lanka

2017-01-24

Twenty five school children were hospitalized after being attacked by wasps in northern Sri Lanka's Pudukuduirippu, on Tuesday, police said.

Jallikattu: New Tamil Nadu bill backs India bullfights

2017-01-24

The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has passed a new bill to allow a controversial bull-taming festival.