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Seven killed in twin van bomb blasts in Afghanistan’s Kabul

Six others wounded in bombings that struck western Kabul neighbourhood largely populated by members of the the ethnic Hazara minority.At least seven people have...

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40m from fire-ravaged ship’s operator

Colombo still assessing the total damage with the claim representing expenses from May 20 to June 1, authorities say.Sri Lanka is seeking an interim...

Olympics: India drops Chinese kit sponsor ahead of Tokyo Games

India’s Olympics body says decision linked to public sentiment following last year’s border clashes between the two nations.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has dropped...

History, uploaded: Crowdsourcing a South Asian archive of memory

Can a sepia-tone photograph capture hues of identity, longing, nostalgia and home? Consider this. It is the spring of 1982. Twenty-five-year-old Tahzeeb has just landed...

How world’s top vaccine maker stumbled in its COVID dose drive

Around the world, from Bangladesh to Nepal to Rwanda, vulnerable hotspots have been grappling with stalled Covid-19 vaccination programs as they run out of...

India has more than 28,000 ‘black fungus’ cases: Health Minister

As a devastating second wave of COVID-19 ebbs with less than 100,000 new cases reported on Tuesday, India is now battling a new scare:...

The keeper of Afghanistan’s poetic past

On a crisp March morning in 2020, gridlocked cars honk noisily at a roundabout opposite a high wall, guarded by a handful of uniformed...

Roadside bomb kills 11 people in northern Afghanistan

Landmine explosion occurs hours before Taliban leaders and UN officials met in Qatar to discuss the Afghan peace process.At least 11 civilians have been...

Delhi, Mumbai ease lockdowns as India COVID numbers fall

The Indian capital and Maharashtra – two of the worst-affected places – announce easing of restrictions in a phased manner.Markets and shopping malls in...

Muslims near India’s Hindu temple allege pressure to vacate homes

Gorakhpur, India – Javaid Akhter, 71, has lived all his life in his 100-year-old ancestral house built by his grandfather. The house is located...

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