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Aftershocks rattle #Nepal after worst quake in decades

Magnitude 7.8 quake northwest of Kathmandu kills at least 1,800 as aftershocks continue amid warnings of more to come.

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#Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of activist

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders high-level investigation, as hundred attend funeral of activist Sabeen Mahmud.

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#Nepal declares state of emergency after killer quake

Magnitude 7.9 quake east of Pokhara killed at least 1,130 people and was felt as far away as Delhi and Dhaka.

Kathmandu

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Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead

Prominent rights activist killed shortly after hosting an event on people missing in Balochistan at her Karachi cafe.

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Indian protesters decry 'anti-poor' land bill

Thousands protest in capital against bill that will ease land acquisition for rich and deprive farmers of livelihoods.

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Farmer's suicide triggers protests in #India

Police launch probe into death of farmer who hanged himself from tree during rally against land acquisition law.

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Sri Lanka ex-president's brother arrested over fraud

Former minister arrested with two others in connection with alleged fraud involving the construction of public housing.

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US says it killed two hostages in al-Qaeda drone strike

American and Italian hostages accidentally killed in January strike targeting al-Qaeda base on Afghan-Pakistan border.

American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto

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Indian farmer hangs himself at protest over land reform

Man hanged himself from tree in front of hundreds of people who had gathered in capital to protest against land reforms.

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Al Jazeera condemns censorship of channel by #India

Network denounces decision to ban English channel for five days over maps the channel aired of disputed Kashmir region.

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#Bangladesh opposition condemns attack on leader

Khaleda Zia's car was shot at and stoned by a mob while she was campaigning in Dhaka's mayoral elections.

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