South Asia

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    3 women killed in Indo-Pak border firing

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:01am on January 19, 2018

    Three female civilians and a soldier have been killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials said Thursday, taking the death toll...

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    Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:45am on January 19, 2018

    Eminent cartoonist and author Chandi Lahiri died at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, his family members said. He was 87...

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    Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30m meth pills

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:33am on January 19, 2018

    Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of ‘ice’ and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as...

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    Myanmar sends over 1300 names of ARSA ‘extremist members’ to BD

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:04pm on January 17, 2018

    Myanmar has sent a list containing names of more than 1,300 Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army ‘extremist members’ to Bangladesh...

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    7 Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence...

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    India to buy guns worth $553m for border troops

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    India will buy more than 160,000 guns worth $553 million for troops on its disputed, high-altitude borders, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The defence acquisition...

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    Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombings

    Reuters | Updated at 01:04pm on January 16, 2018

    More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be...

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    Pak Taliban claims Benazir Bhutto’s assassination

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:50am on January 16, 2018

    The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has broken its silence over the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto and claimed responsibility for the attack in...

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    Kashmir border violence kills 9

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:22am on January 16, 2018

    At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir on Monday, India and Pakistan said. The Pakistani army said...

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    Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingyas targeted for repatriation

    Reuters | Updated at 02:32pm on January 15, 2018

    Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State...