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Suicide Bomb At Afghan Funeral For Taliban Victims Kills 16
Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29 :  An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding 39 in eastern Laghman province.

The local governor´s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, says the bomber detonated his explosives and blew himself up among mourners gathered for the funeral on Thursday in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam.
Bus Crashes Into Fuel Truck In Afghanistan, 23 Killed
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KABUL, Jan 29 : An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province.

Zabul´s governor, Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri, says the crash, which took place on Thursday morning near the provincial capital of Qalat was a traffic accident, most likely due to human error.
Boat Carrying Migrants Sinks Near Bangladesh; 20 Missing
Associated Press
BANGLADESH, Jan 29 :  A fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia capsized Thursday off the southern coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people were missing, officials said.

Local government official Nurul Bashar Chowdhury said rescuers saved 39 people after the boat sank in strong currents in the Bay of Bengal. He said survivors reported that up to 60 people were on board. The ship was also carrying a large amount of ice to preserve fish, he said.
Stig Bergling, Swede Who Spied For Soviets, Dies
Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Jan 29:  Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has died. He was 77.

Bergling´s death was first reported Thursday by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The Swedish tax authority, which records deaths, confirmed he died on Jan. 24. No cause was given.
Ramdev Pills To Help Son-seeking Ills
AGENCIES
HARYANA, Jan 29: Launching the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme in Haryana on January 22, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the practice of female foeticide. He said such discrimination displays "mental illness" and reflects a state of mind "worse than people in the 18th century".

Modi chose to launch the scheme from Haryana, which has one of the worst sex ratios in the country — the lowest being in Mahendragarh, where there are only 775 girls per 1000 boys.
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