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Simultaneous Taliban attacks kill at least 16 in Kabul


Almost simultaneous attacks in Kabul have left at least 16 people dead and 44 injured, the health ministry says.

Bangladesh killing: Death sentences for five over murder of Japanese farmer


A Bangladesh court has sentenced five men to death for the murder of a Japanese man more than a year ago.

Kansas shooting: Hundreds attend funeral in India


Hundreds of people have gathered in India for the funeral of a man killed in the US in a possible hate crime.

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven


At least seven people were killed when gunmen in Sri Lanka opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo.

Bangladesh Muslims protest against justice goddess statue


Thousands of supporters of a conservative Islamist group have protested in Bangladesh against a statue of the goddess of justice erected outside the supreme court.

Pakistan airline admits taking extra passengers in aisle


Pakistan International Airlines is investigating how seven extra passengers were allowed to stand in the aisles on a flight to Saudi Arabia, a spokesman told the BBC.

Indian army cancels recruitment exams after 'leak'


The Indian army has cancelled recruitment exams in six centres in the west of the country after question papers were reportedly leaked.

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees


The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.

Pakistan blast: At least eight dead in Lahore


At least eight people have been killed by an explosion in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

8 killed in Lahore explosion, officials deny second blast


At least eight people were killed and 21 others injured as a blast hit a restaurant in a commercial area of Lahore, capital city of Pakistan's east Punjab province on Thursday, officials said.