No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the Taliban have a strong presence in the province, especially in Bala Buluk where they often plant roadside bombs to target government officials or Afghan security forces.
More than 500 stranded hikers have been rescued from Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's Lombok Island, two days after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination.
Before a meeting between the two Koreas happens, US says their spy satellites detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory.
India has stripped four million people of citizenship in the northeastern state of Assam under a controversial draft citizenship list that has sparked fears of deportation of largely Bengali-speaking Muslims.
While the country's central bank has remained silent on the media reports, the reports brought about the currency's first significant strengthening in years, which had weakened more than 20 percent since December.
A long-awaited official report into flight MH370's disappearance gave no new information about why the Malaysian plane vanished, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those who were on board.
More than 500 people have died in monsoon floods and rains across India.
The US imposed visa curbs on some Cambodian government members while the EU has threatened Cambodia with economic sanctions.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front gathers tens of thousands of supporters to campaign for a new autonomy law which President Rodrigo Duterte signed last week, allowing self-rule for Muslims in 2022 in the restive south of the country.
People in the northeastern Indian state fear they could become homeless overnight as the government is preparing to release a final list of Assam's citizens on Monday.
The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider area, including in Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported.
The EU and US have refused to send international observers after independent media outlets were closed down and the opposition outlawed.
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