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Gunmen kill officer, free militant in Kashmir hospital raid

Two gunmen opened fire Tuesday in a hospital in India-administered Kashmir where a Pakistani militant was brought for treatment, an official said, escaping with the high-profile prisoner and killing a police officer in the daring assault.

Fog and smog settle over northern India

Parts of northern India awoke to a thick blanket of fog on Sunday. Visibility was severely reduced across cities throughout the Plains, throwing normal life out of gear and causing widespread travel disruption.

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday.

Despite conversion ban, Christianity spreads in Nepal

More than two years after an earthquake flattened the Nepali village of Richet, most residents are still living in makeshift shelters. Only the church has been rebuilt — paid for by Christian missionaries whose influence in the mainly Hindu country is growing.

India, China hold crucial talks on border dispute

India and China held a new round of talks on their disputed borders on Friday, the first after a face-off between their armed forces at a Himalayan plateau this summer.

Nepal votes in final round of historic polls

Nepal votes Thursday in the final round of historic parliamentary elections aimed at drawing a line under years of conflict and political turmoil in the Himalayan country.

Man arrested over smelly socks

Indian police arrested a man whose stinky socks caused a showdown on a bus as his fellow passengers protested the pungent odour, an officer said Saturday.

Indian troops and rebels killed in Kashmir gun battle

At least two Indian security personnel and two rebels have been killed in a gun battle in Bandipora district of Indian-administered Kashmir, according to local media reports.

Major earthquakes of the past 30 years

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, the US Geological Survey said.

China’s Xi urges ‘healthy’ India ties after border spat – report

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Tuesday to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue "healthy, stable" relations, according to China's state media.

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, officials said.

Landslide in north India leaves 46 dead

At least 46 people have been killed after a massive landslide trapped two buses and washed away houses in northern India's Himalayan foothills.

Rebels and Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle

Two Indian soldiers and three rebels have been killed in a fierce gun battle in Kashmir, the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory.

Six die, dozens missing in Indian landslide

The coaches had stopped for a tea break around midnight Saturday in Himachal Pradesh when tonnes of rock and mud swept away an entire stretch of highway roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) from the state capital Shimla.

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