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Fire at oil well in Indonesia's Aceh kills at least 15

The cause of the explosion is unknown, but local police say the area is known for illegal drilling.

Indonesia's Aceh

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High-profile guru Asaram Bapu sentenced to life for rape

Police in Jodhpur city on high alert over anticipated violence from the religious leader's followers.

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Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres

At least 63 people killed in bombings targeting voter registration centres in Kabul and Baghlan province, officials say.

A man cries

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India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Controversial order to remain in effect for six months from president's approval, or until parliament votes it into law.

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Pre-monsoon heat builds across northern India

Soaring temperatures contrast with severe storms and heavy rain in other parts of India.

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India court rejects pleas for probe into judge BH Loya's death

Top court rejects pleas for investigation into the 2014 death of a judge presiding over murder case involving BJP chief.

Amit Shah

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Fleeing Kachin face food, medicine shortage amid Myanmar clashes

Clashes between Myanmar army and Kachin fighters leave more than 100,000 displaced since 2011.

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Powerful storm pounds India's West Bengal state

Heavy rain and strong winds cause widespread damage across the eastern state.

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Stories you may have missed because of the Syria strikes

Here are some major stories you might not have seen because of the breaking news out of Syria.

murder of Ashifa

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India: Nationwide protests to demand justice for rape victims

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped.

Unnao in New Delhi

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Myanmar's first Rohingya repatriation 'staged', rights groups say

Rohingya rights groups sceptical as Myanmar announces repatriation of first family of Rohingya refugees.

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