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    Scores of South Asia asylum seekers held in Oregon

    Reuters . Portland | Updated at 11:50pm on June 21, 2018

    At least 72 South Asian asylum-seekers are being detained at a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy...

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    30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Herat | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group...

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    BJP pulls out of governing alliance in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:34am on June 20, 2018

    India’s ruling party withdrew Tuesday from an alliance government in the disputed Kashmir region in what analysts described as an attempt to appear tough on...

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    BJP pulls out of ruling alliance in disputed Kashmir

    Reuters | Updated at 06:02pm on June 19, 2018

    India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party quit the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday where militant violence has worsened in recent months, the...

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    UN for sustained HR monitoring on ground before Rohingya repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:31pm on June 18, 2018

    UN high commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has reiterated that no Rohingya repatriation should take place in the absence of sustained human...

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    Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:33pm on June 17, 2018

    The Taliban said Sunday they would not extend their three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces and fighting would resume, dashing hopes for the recent peace...

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    Kashmir newspaper editor killed in Srinagar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:18pm on June 14, 2018

    The editor of a leading newspaper in Indian state of Kashmir was shot dead by unknown attackers in Srinagar on Thursday evening. Shujaat Bukhari was...

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    US-backed broadcaster drops Myanmar channel

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:25am on June 13, 2018

    US-backed Radio Free Asia has pulled broadcasts from a television channel in Myanmar after the government tried to ban the word ‘Rohingya’ on its shows....

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    WhatsApp ‘child kidnap’ rumours claim two more lives

    BBC | Updated at 05:15pm on June 11, 2018

    Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers...

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    Suicide bomber kills 12 in Kabul

    Reuters | Updated at 04:20pm on June 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the...