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10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday.

Sri Lankan court remands villagers in custody over beating to death of leopard

Sri Lankan court remands villagers in custody over beating to death of leopard

A Sri Lankan court on Sunday ordered two suspects to be remanded in custody after their arrest over the beating to death of a leopard - animals which are endangered in the country.

Indonesia district deploys snipers to fight monkey attacks

Indonesia district deploys snipers to fight monkey attacks

A district in central Indonesia has invited the army, police and local hunters to help battle bands of wild monkeys which are raiding plantations and attacking villagers, the district head said on Friday.

India launches free legal aid via video conferencing to villagers

India launches free legal aid via video conferencing to villagers

Villagers in India will soon be able to connect directly with city lawyers and receive free legal advice via video conferencing as part of a government initiative ...

Police arm villagers against militants

Police arm villagers against militants

Police in western Bangladesh said yesterday they have armed villagers with bamboo sticks and whistles...

Bangladesh villagers agree to halt power plant protest

Bangladesh villagers agree to halt power plant protest

Protesters opposing the construction of a Chinese-backed, coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh