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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.

Time runs out for victims of Nepal’s civil war as deadline to investigative abuses expires

2017-02-10

More than 17,000 people were killed, 1,300 disappeared and thousands displaced during the decade-long civil war between Maoists and government forces that ended in 2006

Delhi Uphaar cinema fire: One year in jail for owner Gopal Ansal

2017-02-10

The owner of a cinema hall in the Indian capital Delhi has been sentenced to one year in prison in connection with a fire which killed 59 people.

Afghanistan killings: Red Cross halts aid after attack

2017-02-10

The International Committee of the Red Cross is halting work in Afghanistan following an attack on its staff which the aid agency said was despicable.

Nato has troops 'shortfall' in Afghanistan - US general

2017-02-10

The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has said he needs a "few thousands" more troops to break a stalemate in the war with the Taliban.