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Mattis signs orders to send more troops to Afghanistan

Pentagon chief declines to comment on number of additional troops but reports say the figure could be as high as 4,000.

US soldiers in Afghanistan

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US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan

Pentagon says US troop level reaches 11,000, exceeding previously stated 8,400 set under former President Obama.

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Deaths reported as Mumbai building collapses

Police say at least three killed as residential building falls in densely populated area of India's financial capital.

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Toddlers among latest victims of Mumbai monsoon floods

At least 14 more people die as heavy rainfall sweeps India's financial capital, with over 1,200 killed in South Asia.

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Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-PM Bhutto's murder

Pakistan's former military ruler charged with Bhutto's 2007 assassination in 2013, but has been in self-imposed exile.

Benazir Bhutto

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India: Child deaths in Gorakhpur hospital rise

Authorities blame seasonal encephalitis as BRD Hospital reels from at least 386 child fatalities in August alone.

Child deaths

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Civilians feared killed in air raid on Taliban base

Investigation launched into raid in Herat that resulted in the deaths of women and children besides Taliban fighters.

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Pakistan parliament condemns Trump's Afghan policy

Non-binding resolution calls on government to consider cutting off NATO supply lines through South Asian country.

Anti-US protests

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Transgender people targeted in fatal Karachi attack

Police using surveillance camera footage to investigate incident that began with harassment and ended with a murder.

Transgenders in Pakistan

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Rana Plaza owner jailed for three years over corruption

Sohel Rana found guilty of ill-gotten assets in graft probe following building collapse that killed hundreds in 2013.

Sohel Rana

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Monsoon rains bring Mumbai to a standstill

Flights cancelled, roads blocked and schools closed as country's financial capital records more than 100mm of rain.

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