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Four dead as torrential monsoon rains lash Mumbai

Heavy downpours bring disruption to a number of cities throughout India.

monsoon rains

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Five NGO workers gang-raped in India's Jharkhand state

The women were performing a play against human trafficking in Jharkhand state when they were abducted and gang-raped.

Three girls were raped

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Taliban kill dozens of soldiers despite government ceasefire

The attack comes days after Taliban said they would resume fighting despite Kabul extending Eid ceasefire by 10 days.

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Afghan peace marchers address demands to President Ghani in Kabul

The march began in Helmand province after a car bomb on March 23 killed at least 14 people in the capital Lashkar Gah.

Afghan peace marchers

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Nangarhar kills at least 18

At least 18 people die in Jalalabad, a day after suicide bomber kills 36 at an Eid gathering in Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan's Nangarhar

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ISIL blast kills 36 as Afghanistan extends Taliban ceasefire

Official says 36 people, including Taliban, security officers and civilians among the victims in Nangarhar attack.

suicide bomb blast

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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'killed in drone attack'

Afghan defence ministry says Mullah Fazlullah, leader of the Taliban, died in attack in northeastern Kunar.

Mullah Fazlullah

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UN calls for international probe into Kashmir rights violations

UN Human Rights Office report accuses India and Pakistan of 'excessive use of force' and human rights abuses in Kashmir.

excessive use of force

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Deadly monsoon storms batter Bangladesh

Heavy rains trigger landslides that killed at least 12 people in area that hosts around a million refugees.

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Taliban kill Afghan district governor despite truce

Intense clashes reported between Afghan security forces and the Taliban despite the start of a government ceasefire.

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UNSC urges Taliban to reciprocate government ceasefire 'in full'

Afghan ceasefire comes after government told security forces to halt operations against the Taliban until June 20.

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