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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The government announced plans Sunday to release up to 2,000 insurgent prisoners in response to the Taliban's three-day ceasefire offer. The exact number could...

India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

The latest cases have forced authorities to stretch limited testing resources. "Dozens of labourers who travelled from New Delhi have tested positive. We are...

India among 10 worst-hit COVID-19 nations as cases jump; air travel reopens

India among 10 worst-hit COVID-19 nations as cases jump; air travel reopens

India reported another 6,977 cases, taking its total to 138,845, according to government data, despite the world’s longest lockdown imposed in March . Total...

More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases

More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases

India on Sunday reported 6,767 new coronavirus infections, the country’s biggest one-day increase. Government data shows the number of coronavirus cases in the world’s...

Girl who pedalled injured dad across India offered national team trial

Girl who pedalled injured dad across India offered national team trial

Paswan, a motorised rickshaw driver, was among millions of migrant workers left jobless after the country was suddenly locked down in March to slow...

Indian PM offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

Indian PM offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

Cyclone Amphan killed at least 96 people in the two countries after it swept in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, most in...

‘Everything is gone’: Cyclone Amphan destroys Bangladesh villages

‘Everything is gone’: Cyclone Amphan destroys Bangladesh villages

After sending their children to a shelter, Aleya Begum and her husband stayed behind to protect their four properties. "All I have built over...

Cyclone Amphan death toll rises to 84: officials

Cyclone Amphan death toll rises to 84: officials

"I haven't seen a disaster of this magnitude." As emergency workers picked through the destruction left in its wake. KOLKATA: The death toll in India...

New Nepal map hardens position over land disputed with India

New Nepal map hardens position over land disputed with India

Nepal claims the territory under an 1816 treaty with the East India Company which sets the Kali as its western boundary with India and...

Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction

Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at least 10 people had died in the state, and two districts been completely battered by one...

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