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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.

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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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Afghanistan: At least twelve killed in Kabul suicide blast

More than 30 wounded in attack at the entrance of a government building in the west of Kabul, an official said.

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First monsoon rains pound Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Rights groups warn congested Rohingya camps are not equipped to handle monsoon and cyclone seasons.

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Spate of deadly attacks hit Afghanistan amid Eid ceasefire

At least 19 people, including 10 Taliban fighters, killed in separate incidents days after ceasefire deal was announced.

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Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's lawyers quit corruption trial in protest

The lawyers quit after the court rejected their petition seeking indefinite extension to the corruption trial.

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Afghan Taliban announces Eid ceasefire for first time

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

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

Ashraf Ghani tells security forces to cease operations against the armed group until June 20.

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Kabul religious gathering hit by deadly suicide bombing

Suicide attacker detonated his explosives near a tent where Muslim scholars had gathered to discuss peace efforts.

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