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    Flashpoint Indian temple closes without admitting women

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:10pm on October 23, 2018

    The latest window for worship at a flashpoint Indian shrine has closed without a single female devotee of menstruating age being admitted, despite a court...

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    Imran Khan vows to hold peace talks with India

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:53pm on October 23, 2018

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan Tuesday vowed to hold peace talks with arch-rival India following elections in the neighbouring country, after a similar offer from...

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    Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:25pm on October 21, 2018

    Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on...

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    170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan elections

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

    Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening...

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    Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire...

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    UNSC asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:23am on October 18, 2018

    The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that...

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    Indian minister MJ Akbar quits to fight sexual harassment accusations

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    An Indian government minister resigned on Wednesday, saying he was doing so in order to fight accusations of sexual harassment levied by several women, the...

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    Scuffles break out at Sabarimala temple over entry of menstrual age women

    Reuters . Nilakkal, India | Updated at 03:11pm on October 17, 2018

    Hundreds of police guarded the main gateway to an Indian hill temple on Wednesday to prevent clashes between women of menstrual age entering for the...

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    Bishop Mulakkal granted bail in nun rape case

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:40pm on October 15, 2018

    An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was granted bail Monday in a case that has triggered rare dissent within the country’s...

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    MJ Akbar sues Ramani for defamation

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:24pm on October 15, 2018

    Indian government minister MJ Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment, calling the...

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