The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.
Twins left alone for a few minutes have drowned in a washing machine in an apartment in New Delhi.

Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam

A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.
The dose of poison given to Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes," according to Malaysia's health minister.
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Both opponents and supporters of Rodrigo Duterte have turned a celebration of democracy in the Philippines into demonstrations for and against the president.
Ten Afghan police officers have been killed in an Islamic State ambush along with the wife of a commander as she rushed to the scene.
Malaysian authorities will issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if they don't come forward over the murder of Kim Jong Un.
Three senior officers have been sent to prison for negligence over the attacks which prompted the displacement of 70,000 Rohingya.
Human Rights Watch has pounced on the Indonesian President's latest comments in which he linked the rise of religious fundamentalism to democracy, labelling it ...
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The most deadly nerve agent used in chemical warfare was found on the face of the half-brother of the North Korean leader who was assassinated in Malaysia, police...
The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges supporters said were meant to silence her, but...
Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia.
At least eight people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

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