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    20 dead as ferry capsizes in Myanmar

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:05am on April 08, 2017

    A ferry boat capsized in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy delta, killing 20 people and leaving more than a dozen missing, police said...

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    No water in Teesta: Mamata

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 12:49am on April 07, 2017

    Just hours before prime minister Sheikh Hasina lands in New Delhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has thrown a spanner over the Teesta water-sharing...

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    Suu Kyi says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on April 07, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the...

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    Muslim man dies after attack by cow vigilantes in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:59am on April 06, 2017

    A Muslim man has died after he was attacked by hundreds of Hindu vigilantes while transporting cows in India, police said Wednesday, amid rising tensions...

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    20 people killed at Pak shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:45am on April 03, 2017

    The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for intoxicating and murdering 20 devotees with batons and knives early Sunday,...

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    Twenty tortured, then murdered in Pakistan Sufi shrine

    Reuters | Updated at 07:05pm on April 02, 2017

    Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on Sunday, in an attack purportedly...

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    India state greenlights life sentences for cow slaughter

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 01:18am on April 01, 2017

    India prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu...

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    22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 01:05am on April 01, 2017

    At least 22 people were killed and 57 wounded Friday when a car bomb tore through a market in a mainly Shia area of Pakistan’s...

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    Blast in Pakistan kills at least 22, wounds dozens

    reuters | Updated at 02:47pm on March 31, 2017

    An explosion apparently targeting a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Parachinar, in a remote area bordering Afghanistan, killed at least 22 people on Friday...

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    Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry friend

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:01pm on March 30, 2017

    A senior Tibetan lama at the centre of a long-running row over one of Buddhism's most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying...