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 Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal is evacuated from a helicopter on arrival in Lahore following a suspected assassination attempt. Photograph: PID handout/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan’s interior minister has been injured in a suspected assassination attempt during an election rally in Punjab province. Ahsan Iqbal (59) was (...)

The wife, children and mother of missing Indian construction worker Chawinda Devi react to confirmation that he and 38 colleagues, who were kidnapped in Iraq by Isis militants in 2014, are dead. Photograph: Narinder Manu/AFP/Getty Images

India said on Tuesday that 39 of its citizens, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bod(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

A group  led by local councillor Donal Grady arrive to protest at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

A county councillor was among a group of about 30 people who protested at the weekend outside a reception centre for asylum seekers in Co Kerry. The(...)

Traffic is seen through heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8th, 2017. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Indian capital of New Delhi declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the (...)

 An Indian man rides a tricycle on a smog covered morning on the outskirts of New Delhi Monday. Photograph: Singh Prakash/AFP/Getty Images

Pollution in the Indian capital hit a dangerous level on Tuesday, putting residents at risk, forcing the closure of schools, and bringing calls from d(...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in October 2016. A judge on Monday sentenced him to 10 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.  Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

A judge sentenced a self-styled “god man’ in north India to 20 years in jail on Monday for raping two young girls in 2002. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a(...)

A follower of Indian religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pleads for his safety after being hit with a stick during clashes between the controversial guru’s followers and security forces in Panchkula on Friday. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

At least 30 devotees of a self-styled Indian “God Man” died and more than 200 were injured in rioting and clashes with police across northern India on(...)

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