Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka next week
The former Sri Lankan president will arrive in his homeland on Aug 24, local broadcaster Newsfirst reports
Multiple bomb, arson attacks rock Thailand
Explosions and fires rip through at least 17 locations in southern Thailand, authorities say
Afghan drought poses migration dilemma for villagers
Conflict, water shortages, and economic crisis have wiped out jobs, ruined crops and left millions of Afghans in humanitarian need
Sri Lanka will not extend emergency as protests tail off
The crisis-ridden country is considering restructuring its local and foreign debt in the hope of securing a $3 billion IMF loan
6 Indian border police die in Kashmir bus crash
Kashmir police say on Twitter the injured are being flown to an army hospital in the Himalayan region's main city of Srinagar
Food crisis looms in Sri Lanka
The standing paddy crop across the country’s major rice growing belt is stunted for the second successive season because of the lack of fertiliser, farmers say
20 die in Pakistan road crash
The crash between an oil tanker and a passenger bus occurred on a motorway near the country’s central city of Multan
Afghanistan gets security under Taliban, but little hope
Afghanistan struggles with rising poverty, drought, malnutrition and fading hope among women that they will have a decisive role in the country's future
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