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    India's Priyanka Gandhi detained in UP

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:35pm on July 19, 2019

    Indian police on Friday stopped opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over a...

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    Imran to meet Trump hoping to mend fences

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 02:46pm on July 19, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan travels to the United States on Sunday hoping the arrest of a militant leader with a $10 million US bounty...

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    Desperation driving Rohingyas to traffickers, UN envoy warns

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:08am on July 19, 2019

    Human traffickers are increasingly targeting Rohingya living in Myanmar and Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands fled after a brutal military crackdown in 2017, a UN...

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    US ban on Myanmar army chief not enough: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56am on July 19, 2019

    A US travel ban on Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not...

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    India demands Pakistan release accused ‘spy’

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    India on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice called for a review of a death sentence against...

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    India aims to expel all illegal migrants: Amit Shah

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:43am on July 18, 2019

    India will identify and deport illegal immigrants from across the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign that critics say could...

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    Imran’s party says critical media coverage may be ‘treason’

    Agence-France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    The ruling party of Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has launched another blistering attack on the press, linking critical coverage to potential ‘treason’ in the...

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    ICJ orders Pakistan to review alleged spy’s death sentence

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    The International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to review the death sentence for an alleged Indian spy, in a ruling hailed by nuclear...

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    Taliban kill more than 20 Afghan commandos

    Agence France-Presse . Herat | Updated at 06:34pm on July 17, 2019

    At least 20 Afghan commandos were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, marking yet another loss for the elite troops...

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    Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 12:35am on July 17, 2019

    Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between...