South & Central Asia

Slum dwellers search for their belongings from ashes after fire broke out on their shelters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 17, 2019.
Official count puts the number rendered homeless at 3,000, but most media reports said at least 10,000 were left without shelter and some even put the count as high as 50,000
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August 18, 2019
A woman walks past an Indian paramilitary soldier who prepares to block a road with barbed wires during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 18, 2019.
Restrictions continues in much of Kashmir, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks
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August 18, 2019
Rohingya refugee children attend a class to learn Burmese language at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 9, 2019.
Most adolescents are not attending any type of educational facility, putting them at particular risk of drug dealers, traffickers and widespread violations
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August 18, 2019
Damage of the Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Taliban denied involvement in the attack that targeted members of the minority Shi’ite Hazara community
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August 18, 2019
Afghan police men stand guard outside the wedding hall after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. An explosion ripped through the wedding hall on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or…
There are no immediate claims of responsibility for bombing in western part of Afghan capital; victims are mostly members of minority Shiite Hazara community
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August 17, 2019
Map of Ladha, Pakistan
Officials say planted bomb exploded when security forces vehicle was patrolling in Ladha area of South Waziristan; such attacks in past were claimed by Pakistani Taliban
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August 17, 2019
Pakistani attend funeral of Pakistani soldier Taimoor Aslam who reportedly was killed during a firing at the Line of Control between Pakistan and Indian Kashmiris, Aug. 16, 2019, in Lahore, Pakistan.
The UN Security Council held a private meeting Friday to discuss India's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status which has escalated tensions with neighboring Pakistan
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August 17, 2019