South Asia

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    India’s Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on December 12, 2017

    India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday after years of speculation, calling it a ‘historic occasion’....

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    Nepal leftist appears heading for election victory

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:27am on December 10, 2017

    A leftist alliance between Nepal’s former Maoist rebels and moderate communists appeared to be heading for a victory in elections aimed at completing a transition...

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    India's PM Modi faces test as his home state votes

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:35am on December 09, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat began voting on Saturday, in a key electoral test of his popularity after a series of...

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    UN warns against any hasty returns

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the...

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    Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition

    Reuters | Updated at 10:05am on December 07, 2017

    Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the...

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    Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘grave security risk’ ICG warns

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:18pm on December 07, 2017

    Prolonged displacement of Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladeshi camps poses a ‘grave security risk’, conflict analysts ICG warned Thursday, raising the...

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    India for verification of Rohingyas for repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:48pm on December 06, 2017

    India has said Bangladesh and Myanmar should implement a systematic process of verification to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas living...

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    Anger in Myanmar social media as Pope pronounces ‘Rohingya’

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:25am on December 04, 2017

    Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier...

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    China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on December 02, 2017

    Chinese president Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi touted their nations’ close ties on Friday as Myanmar’s civilian leader, under fire over the Rohingya...

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    Obama says ‘think before you tweet’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:39pm on December 01, 2017

    Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to ‘snap judgements to complex issues’ and...