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#Pakistan court clears most Malala shooting suspects

Police announce acquittal of eight out of 10 men supposedly convicted for trying to kill schoolgirl activist in 2012.

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Soldiers killed in Indian army convoy ambush

No responsibility claim for attack in northeastern Manipur state, in suspected retaliation for reported woman's killing.

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Aid workers killed in #Afghanistan attack

Officials say at least nine killed, including a woman, in attack on NGO compound by unknown gunmen in Balkh province.

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#Nepal schools reopen after devastating earthquakes

Thousands of schools across districts worst hit by two earthquakes have reopened with temporary classrooms.

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Solar plane starts 'risky' Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to fly 8,000km from Nanjing to Hawaii in an extreme test of endurance and new technology.

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#India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000

Hospitals urged to give emergency treatment to people suffering from heatstroke as hundreds more die over past day.

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Bus passengers shot dead in Pakistan's Balochistan

Victims forced off buses travelling from Quetta and killed by men wearing security force uniforms, officials say.

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Dalai Lama tells Suu Kyi to do more to protect #Rohingya

Myanmar's Nobel Peace laureate urged to oppose persecution of Muslim minority that has led to mass migration crisis.

Dalai Lama, Suu Kyi

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#India appoints its first transgender college principal

Manabi Banerjee to head women's college in eastern state of West Bengal in landmark step for transgender rights.

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#India court grants temporary relief to #Greenpeace

Court orders authorities to unfreeze Greenpeace's local bank accounts, allowing environmental group to operate in India.

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Poor bear brunt as #India heatwave death toll tops 1,000

Over 1,100 people die, with workers, elderly or homeless people among those worst hit as temperatures approaches 50C.

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