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    US backs India’s right to defend itself after Kashmir attack

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:13am on February 17, 2019

    The United States has told India it supports its right to defend itself against cross-border attacks, the government said on Saturday, as New Delhi considers...

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    Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan

    Reuters . Peshawar | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources...

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    Indian PM warns Pakistan after Kashmir attack

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:07am on February 16, 2019

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a bomb attack in the disputed region of Kashmir that...

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    Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 11:11am on February 14, 2019

    Lawyers for a Philippine news website that has locked horns with president Rodrigo Duterte sought bail on Thursday after the arrest of its chief executive...

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    Thai princess apologises after being disqualified from PM run

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 11:40am on February 13, 2019

    The Thai king's sister, disqualified this week by the Election Commission from running for prime minister, apologised for causing ‘problems’ for the Thai people ahead...

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    Seizures surge in Thailand

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:33am on February 12, 2019

    Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth...

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    Frenchman held for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:15am on February 12, 2019

    A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy and local police confirmed Monday,...

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    It’s like Indira’s come back!

    Reuters . Lucknow | Updated at 12:00am on February 12, 2019

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the popular sister of the head of India’s main opposition Congress party, made her political debut on Monday with a roadshow drawing...

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    Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 04:39pm on February 11, 2019

    Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to...

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    Acting US defence secy on maiden Afghan visit

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:35pm on February 11, 2019

    Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday on his first trip as acting US defence secretary and said it was important the Afghan government is...

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