Pakistan's interior minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of expected July's general election. Police named the suspected shooter as Abid Hussain who is said to be linked to Tehreek e Labaik party.
In a fight between rebels and the armed forces, Indian government forces also fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas at protesters, killing five and injuring at least 50.
Some sources claimed that as many as 21 people had been killed in the blast at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
The explosion occurred due to the accumulation of methane gas inside the coal mine in Marwaarh, 45 kilometres east of Quetta, which is the capital of Balochistan province, officials said.
Afghan security forces have retaken Kohistan district in the northern province of Badakhshan amid ongoing fighting with the Taliban across the war-torn country.
Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing referred to the Rohingya as "Bengalis", reflecting a widespread belief in Myanmar that they are immigrants from Bangladesh.
Indian police have arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite the toughening of laws.
Forecasters in India are warning of more storms to come, as the death toll from the dust squall this week rose above 100.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had promised to sync his country's time zone with the South's during his April 27 talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The North described the move as "the first practical step" to "become one".
The talks were aimed at forestalling momentum towards the looming trade war between the world's two largest economies.
China has denied the allegations made by the Pentagon that Chinese nationals targeted American pilots using military-grade lasers. The US called on Beijing to investigate incidents dating back several weeks.
The crater appeared after heavy rainfall. At 200-metres long and 20 metres deep, it's the largest sinkhole ever seen in the country.
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