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Pakistan names former judge as caretaker prime minister

Ex-chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, who will take over on June 1, is responsible for Pakistan's upcoming general election.

Nasir-ul-Mulk

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Pakistan to hold general elections on July 25

President Mamnoon Hussain approves the date, as the government prepares to hand power over to caretaker administration.

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Deadly monsoon rains lash Sri Lanka

At least 12 people have died and more than 40,000 displaced after heavy rains affect much of country.

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Sante Fe attack: Funeral for Pakistani student killed in Texas

Sabika Sheikh hoped to one day join Pakistan's foreign service and become a diplomat before being killed in US shooting.

Abdul Aziz Sheikh, father of Sabika Sheikh

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Pakistan: Former PM accuses army of orchestrating dismissal

Sharif says corruption charges against him are a punishment for not dropping case against former army chief Musharraf.

Nawaz Sharif

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India-Pakistan cross-border shelling hits Kashmir

Civilians and troops killed on sixth day of shelling as Indian and Pakistan trade charges of initiating the violence.

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Amnesty: Rohingya fighters killed scores of Hindus in Myanmar

Rights group says Rohingya rebels killed as many as 99 Hindu villagers in one day in August last year.

Victims of the massacre

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Nipah virus outbreak kills 10 in India

No vaccine available for deadly infection carried by fruit bats, as 12 tested positive in southern state of Kerala.

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Heavy casualties as blast rocks Afghan city of Kandahar

Afghan forces accidentally detonate explosives in southern city of Kandahar, killing 16 and wounding 38 others.

Kandahar

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Sri Lanka: Severe monsoon thunderstorms kill five

Thousands more homeless as monsoon rains wreak havoc in western and central parts of the island.

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Afghanistan: Policemen killed in deadly Taliban attacks in Ghazni

Taliban fighters storm checkpoints in Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts setting off deadly battles with security forces.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief takes oath in the capital, Islamabad, after being elected as prime minister on Friday.

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