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    Death sentence over deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:37am on November 21, 2018

    An Indian court Tuesday handed down a rare death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of prime...

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    Sri Lanka reinstates top detective after outcry

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:26am on November 21, 2018

    Sri Lankan police reversed on Tuesday a decision sacking a top detective investigating a string of high-profile gruesome cases involving the rich and powerful, following...

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    50 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2018

    At least 50 people were killed in a suicide attack on a religious celebration in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, in one of the deadliest...

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    Lanka removes top Rajapakse investigator amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 20, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for prime minister...

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    US envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:10am on November 19, 2018

    The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday....

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    Cyclone Gaja leaves 35 dead

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on November 18, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed in the severe cyclonic storm Gaja that battered Tamil Nadu coast Friday, reports The Indian Express....

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    12 Asian nations adopt Kathmandu Declaration

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan on return from Kathmandu | Updated at 12:33am on November 18, 2018

    The sixth Ministerial Consultation of the 12-nation Colombo Process ended in Kathmandu Friday adopting a 27-point declaration with a call to the member states to...

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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in...

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    11 killed as Cyclone Gaja ravages Indian coast

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 01:01am on November 17, 2018

    At least 11 people were reported dead Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast, authorities said.Thousands of trees were felled by winds that...

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    Japan cyber security minister never used computer

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:00am on November 17, 2018

    A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing...

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