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  • Sri Lanka: Air force steps in to help rescue flood victims as toll rises

    Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after the worst floods and mudslides in 14 years inundated large parts of the country's southwest, killing at least 164 people.

    Sri Lanka: Air force steps in to help rescue flood victims as toll rises
    Sri Lanka: Air force steps in to help rescue flood victims as toll rises

    Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after the worst floods and mudslides in 14 years inundated large parts of the country's southwest, killing at least 164 people.

    02:36May 29, 2017

  • Sri Lanka: Many missing after floods kill 151 people

    Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 151 people in Sri Lanka and 111 people remain missing, according to Rajitha Senaratne, health minister.

    Sri Lanka: Many missing after floods kill 151 people
  • Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns

    Water's a precious commodity, especially in deserts. But the Thar desert in Pakistan has a problem with coal mine waste. Protesters say mining expansion and the creation of a giant lake threatens wildlife - and drinking water.

    Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns
  • Kashmir violence: Funeral held for rebel leader

    Thousands of people in Indian-administered Kashmir have attended the funeral of a rebel commander. Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was shot dead by security forces during a gun battle on Friday.

    Kashmir violence: Funeral held for rebel leader
  • Sri Lanka calls for international aid as floods kill 122

    Sri Lanka has called for international humanitarian assistance following floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have killed at least 122 people. At least 97 more are reported to be missing.

    Sri Lanka calls for international aid as floods kill 122
  • Pakistan’s new coal project to provide power for 200 years

    A new coal mining project in the Thar desert is expected to provide enough power to last 200 years. It's also bringing jobs and opportunities to a community which has faced drought and famine.

    Pakistan’s new coal project to provide power for 200 years
  • ISIL: Target Russia - Featured Documentary

    In response to President Vladimir Putin’s policy of military involvement in Syria ISIL is organising and training armed cells in Afghanistan to target Russia.

    ISIL: Target Russia - Featured Documentary
    ISIL: Target Russia - Featured Documentary

    In response to President Vladimir Putin’s policy of military involvement in Syria ISIL is organising and training armed cells in Afghanistan to target Russia.

    47:15May 27, 2017

  • Scores killed in Sri Lankan floods and landslides

    At least 100 people have been killed in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions following two days of heavy rain. Thousands have already been evacuated, with officials warning of rising water levels in several regions.

    Scores killed in Sri Lankan floods and landslides
  • Afghanistan: Sending more foreign troops is like 'adding wood to fire'

    NATO is holding a meeting to discuss the prospect of sending more troops to combat Taliban fighters who have gained significant ground in Afghanistan in recent years.

    Afghanistan: Sending more foreign troops is like 'adding wood to fire'
  • Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school

    Thousands of new Afghan students are now going to what for them is an unfamiliar place: a public school. But educational progress has been slow and hampered by war.

    Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school
  • Nepal boxers fight for international stardom

    Nepal’s maiden professional boxing championship has begun in the capital Kathmandu.

    Nepal boxers fight for international stardom
  • Afghanistan: ISIL claims attack on Jalalabad TV station

    ISIL has claimed responsibility for on a TV station in Afghanistan that killed at least six people. At least 24 people were injured, many of them journalists, after the Radio Television Afghanistan building was attacked in Jalalabad.

    Afghanistan: ISIL claims attack on Jalalabad TV station