At least 22 members of the Afghan National Security Forces have been killed in a Taliban ambush and seven others kidnapped by the armed group in a mountainous region in northern Afghanistan, an official has said.
Indian authorities are evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and headed towards the country's east coast.
A stampede at a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) political rally in Multan on Friday left at least eight people dead and 40 others injured, hospital and rescue sources said.
Kailash Satyarthi, a prominent child rights activist and the winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, has freed tens of thousands of Indian children forced into slavery by businessmen, land-owners and others.
Authorities in Pakistan have suspended six senior excise officials and six policemen after 29 drinkers died from consuming methanol-tainted liquor over the Eid public holidays.
Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
India's defence minister has asked Pakistan to stop its shelling in the disputed Kashmir region and warned it would make such attacks "unaffordable," as the death toll in cross-border firing climbed to at least 17 after five additional fatalities were reported overnight.
A US drone strike has killed at least four suspected fighters in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials have said, taking the death toll from a flurry of such strikes this week to 25.
At least six more people in Karachi have died from alcohol poisoning after consuming homemade liquor over the Eid public holidays, bringing the total to 27 — the highest recorded toll in seven years, a hospital official said Thursday.
Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.
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