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Pakistan hit by deadly suicide attacks

2017-02-16

At least seven people have been killed and several more injured in two separate suicide attacks in north-western Pakistan.

Afghan attack: UAE ambassador dies from injuries

2017-02-16

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Afghanistan has died from injuries sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar province last month, officials say.

India launches record 104 satellites in single mission

2017-02-16

India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014.

India to Cut Bank Capital Infusion Target This Fiscal Year

2017-02-15

India may cut the amount of capital it plans to inject into state-controlled lenders this fiscal year by as much as 78 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) because of slow loan growth, people with knowledge of the matter said.

India’s ‘bull run’ resumes, despite animal cruelty complaints

2017-02-15

In the darkness just before dawn, the southern Indian town buzzed with excitement and energy as revellers began arriving for the spectacle of Jallikattu, the region’s version of running with the bulls.

Hundreds of medical licenses cancelled over India exam scam

2017-02-15

India's Supreme Court has cancelled the licenses of 634 doctors embroiled in a medical school admissions scandal in central Madhya Pradesh state.

Pakistan capital bans Valentine's Day

2017-02-14

A court in Pakistan has banned public celebrations of Valentine's Day in the capital, Islamabad, on the grounds that it is not part of Muslim culture.

Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility for Lahore suicide blast

2017-02-14

​A splinter group of Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Monday evening suicide attack targeting protestors in capital city Lahore of Pakistan's east Punjab province, which left 14 people killed and 60 others injured.

India activist Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel medal recovered

2017-02-13

A replica of a Nobel medal, which was stolen from the home of Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi, has been recovered, police say.

UN mission in Afghanistan concerns over civilian casualties in southern province

2017-02-13

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed concern at the recent escalation of violence in southern restive Helmand province, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 25 civilians and injured several others.