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    Yameen’s defeat in Maldives election upheld by SC

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:46am on October 22, 2018

    The Maldives’ top court Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting president Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide...

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    14 dead in violence across Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:46am on October 22, 2018

    Violence across Kashmir left at least 14 people dead Sunday, police and military officials said, including six civilians killed when an explosion detonated among a...

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    Rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 01:07am on October 21, 2018

    Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing’s ‘bullying’ and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island...

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    Imran Khan to attend controversial Saudi confce

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 02:22am on October 20, 2018

    Pakistan’s foreign ministry announced Friday that prime minister Imran Khan will attend a Saudi Arabian investment conference, despite a string of cancellations from leading policy-makers...

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    At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in Amritsar

    Reuters . Amritsar | Updated at 10:24pm on October 19, 2018

    At least 50 people were killed Friday after a train plowed into revellers gathered to watch a Hindu festival in India's northern Amritsar city, police...

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    Bhutan chooses new party to form govt

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:57am on October 19, 2018

    Bhutan’s voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the...

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    Maldives court frees Abdul Gayoom

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:43am on October 19, 2018

    A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president’s estranged half-brother and jailer suffered...

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    India looks to tighten sexual harassment laws

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:58pm on October 18, 2018

    India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said on Thursday, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks...

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    China woos Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:35am on October 18, 2018

    A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in...

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    Two Koreas, UN Command discuss demilitarising border

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:03am on October 17, 2018

    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as...

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