An Indian court has convicted 10 people over a 2004 fire that killed 94 children in a thatch-roofed school.
President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin has been killed in a suicide-bomb attack at his home near the southern province of Kandahar, officials says.
Taliban fighter have killed a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police during an attack on the home of a well-known provincial police chief in southern Afghanistan, according to officials.
The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar has expressed serious concern about conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists, and has warned that the country's human rights situation may be deteriorating.
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, police in Ghor province have said.
A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was raped, according to police reports
A passenger train has crashed into a school bus in southern India, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials say.
A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack.
There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk leading an anti-Muslim campaign has accused the Dalai Lama of being influenced by "Muslim extremists" and said the Tibetan spiritual leader could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader.
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