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    Sri Lanka political rally brings chaos to Colombo streets

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:34am on November 09, 2018

    A rally of hundreds of cars carrying supporters of Sri Lanka’s deposed prime minister brought chaos to Colombo streets on Thursday as they demanded that...

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    Delhi suffers toxic smog

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels Thursday after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying.Major...

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    Asia Bibi leaves jail

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:11pm on November 08, 2018

    A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail after an acquittal that triggered Islamist protests,...

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    Too soon to send Rohingya back to Myanmar: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:31am on November 08, 2018

    The United Nations’ human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to...

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    Lanka speaker rejects Rajapaksa as new PM

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on November 06, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker of parliament said he cannot accept Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s former president and strongman, as the new prime minister, reports Voice of...

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    Imran Khan under fire for deal with hardliners in blasphemy row

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on November 06, 2018

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan will return home to a deepening political crisis Monday, with pressure mounting over a deal struck with Islamists hardliners that...

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    Imran under fire for deal with hardliners in blasphemy row

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 06:24pm on November 05, 2018

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan will return home to a deepening political crisis Monday, with pressure mounting over a deal struck with Islamists hardliners that...

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    Suu Kyi’s party slapped down in by-elections

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on November 05, 2018

    The party of Myanmar’s embattled head of state Aung San Suu Kyi said Sunday they were defeated in six constituencies in a national by-election, showing...

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    Mamata team meets families of 5 killed in Assam

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    A team of Trinamool Congress leaders has met the families of those massacred by suspected terrorists in Assam’s Tinsukia district, reports NDTV. West Bengal chief...

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    Sacked Lankan PM’s residence becomes symbol of power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    The banquet hall at Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister’s official residence is packed with supporters — many sleeping on chairs and the floor — who...

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