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Sri Lanka president suspends parliament amid political crisis

Maithripala Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday night.

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Sri Lanka arrests top policeman over 'plot to kill president'

Nalaka De Silva, who was accused of plotting to assassinate the president, arrested after five days of questioning.

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India's air quality plummets to worst possible category

The level of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter that can clog lungs, is over six times higher than the WHO safe level.

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Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa

Sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says president's decision to replace him with Mahinda Rajapaksa is 'unconstitutional'.

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Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Baradar 'released' by Pakistan

Pakistan has released Afghanistan's Taliban leader from prison, a spokesman for the Taliban said on Thursday.

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UN investigator says Myanmar genocide against Rohingya 'ongoing'

UN Security Council urged to take action as 'most severe' repression of remaining Rohingya minority continues.

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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb blast kills 11 in Nangarhar's Achin

Six children and a woman among victims of explosion in Achin district of Nangarhar, as Afghans vote for a second day.

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Deadly suicide bomber strikes polling station in Afghan capital

At least 10 civilians and five police officers killed in the latest attack to have targeted parliamentary elections.

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Indians protest after train accident kills dozens

India's huge railway network is notorious for accidents that lead to thousands of deaths each year.

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Dozens feared dead as train runs over crowd in India

Relief and rescue operations ongoing on outskirts of Amritsar city where people gathered to watch religious festival.

Amritsar city

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Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India

Hundreds of people gathered near a railway on the edge of Amritsar to watch fireworks when a train ran into the crowd.

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