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

2017-03-09

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

2017-03-08

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

2017-03-08

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

2017-03-07

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

2017-03-07

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’

2017-03-06

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

2017-03-06

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

2017-03-02

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.

Indian ruling party politician arrested over illegal adoption ring

2017-03-02

Indian police said on Wednesday they had arrested a senior regional official from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party over alleged links to a trafficking scandal that saw children sold to foreign couples.

Afghan-based Islamic State a wild card as Trump ponders U.S. commitment

2017-03-02

An Islamic State offshoot based near the Afghan-Pakistan border is expanding to new areas, recruiting fighters and widening the reach of attacks in the region, members of the movement and Afghan officials said.