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22 die in Nepal landslide
Rescuers in Nepal battled against torrential rains to pull out bodies from the wreckage of homes buried by a landslide that caused 22 deaths
Japan calls for creditor nations' talks on Sri Lanka
G20 finance ministers, central bankers and senior officials meet in Bali
IMF provisionally agrees on $2.9b loan for Sri Lanka
The debt-laden country has been seeking up to $3b from the IMF in a bid to escape its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain
Better climate planning urged as Pakistan drowns
As losses from climate-fuelled disasters rise, investment in cutting risks makes financial sense - and can solve multiple problems at once
Afghan women open library to counter isolation
The library, which has 1,000 books including picture books and fiction, has been founded for the girls who cannot go to school and for the women who lost their jobs and 'have nothing to do'
20 dead in central Afghanistan floods
Flooding in Logar province injured 35 people, a spokesman of Afghanistan's disaster management authority says
9 Pakistani soldiers die as truck plunges into ravine in Kashmir
Authorities say the truck fell 500 feet down the ravine near Shujaabad at about 4 am on Sunday
Sharia will be followed on foreign engagement: Taliban leader
The supreme leader of the hardline Islamist group makes the remark while addressing a gathering of around 3,000 tribal leaders, officials and religious scholars in Kandahar
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