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Dozens killed after train derails in southern India

At least 36 dead and many others injured after seven coaches are thrown off tracks in southern state.

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Deadly blast rocks market in Pakistan's northwest

At least 22 killed, dozens wounded in a bomb explosion at a vegetable market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar city.

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Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans

Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country, Kazakh agriculture ministry says.

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Protests flare in southern India over Jallikattu ban

Thousands protest a ban on an ancient bull-taming festival in Tamil Nadu that animal rights groups say is cruel.

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India school bus crash kills at least 15 children

At least 15 children killed and several others wounded after speeding truck collides with school bus in Uttar Pradesh.

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Court: 26 to hang for Narayanganj abductions, murders

Three senior officers from elite security forces among those to be hanged over crimes in Narayanganj, court decides.

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Turkish cargo Boeing 747 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

Plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan's main airport in thick fog crashed in populated area, authorities say.

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India: Dozens drown as packed boat capsizes in Ganges

At least 19 people die after boat accident in the Ganges River in India's eastern state of Bihar, police say.

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Pakistan court stays Khizar Hayat's execution

Court stays execution of a mentally ill man who was sentenced to death in 2003 for murdering a fellow police officer.

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US forces admit killing 33 civilians in Taliban clash

US military in Afghanistan says investigation into November gunfight confirms civilian casualties, including children.

Kunduz province

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Pakistan sets execution date for mentally ill man

Khizar Hayat, sentenced to death in 2003 for shooting fellow police officer, scheduled to be executed on January 17.

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