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At least 12 students commit suicide in central India over exam results


At least 12 students have committed suicide in the central Indian state of Madhya over examination results since Friday, a senior police official said Sunday.

Indian PM arrives in Sri Lanka to take part in Vesak celebrations


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday evening to take part in the UN Vesak Day celebrations which are being held in the island country for the first time.

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital


More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.

Arrests over rape of India orphans


Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have arrested six people for allegedly raping teenage girls from an orphanage in Wayanad district.

Stranded Afghans queue to leave Pakistan


Thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis have been queuing to get home after Pakistan temporarily opened two main border crossings.

India abortion: Police find 19 female foetuses


Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have found 19 aborted female foetuses near a hospital.

Afghan family detained in US despite visas set for release


Members of an Afghan family who were detained in the US despite having valid entry visas will be released on Monday, their lawyer has said.

Karachi officials told to clean up their act as city becomes ‘huge rubbish bin’


Neighbours forced their way into Mohammad Umair’s home battling smoke and flames in a desperate bid to rescue his young family – he and his wife survived, their children did not.

Air India claims first journey around the world with all-women crew


An Indian airline says it has made the first passenger journey around the world operated by an all-women crew.

UN Security Council slams deadly attacks in Afghan capital


The UN Security Council on Wednesday "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" that occurred earlier in the day in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed at least 15 people and injured dozens.