South Asia

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    Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters’ release

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over a pardon for two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, saying...

  • India SC lifts Hindu temple ban on women

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:06am on September 29, 2018

    India’s top court on Friday revoked a ban on women entering a famous Hindu temple following a decades-long legal battle, ruling that patriarchy cannot be...

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    Those responsible for Myanmar crimes could face genocide charges: US

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:03am on September 29, 2018

    A US government probe into Myanmar's campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority was not aimed at determining whether genocide or crimes against humanity had been...

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    China says Rohingya issue should not be ‘internationalised’

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2018

    The Rohingya issue should not be complicated, expanded or ‘internationalised’, China's top diplomat said, as the United Nations prepares to set up a body to...

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    Six dead in Kashmir violence

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 03:07am on September 28, 2018

    Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in...

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    Maldives opposition seeks foreign help for transition

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:51am on September 28, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition appealed to the international community Thursday to help ensure a peaceful transition of power amid fears that strongman Abdulla Yameen may cling...

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    Adultery no longer criminal offence: India top court

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:40pm on September 27, 2018

    The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the adultery law as unconstitutional and arbitrary, reports Hindustantimes. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously...

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    Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on September 27, 2018

    Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday....

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    India's top court upholds national identity project but curbs use

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on September 27, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a massive biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and curbed a government push to make...

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    Hundreds protest in Delhi against deaths of sewer cleaners

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:52am on September 26, 2018

    The relatives of thousands of Indians who died cleaning sewers protested in the capital on Tuesday, aiming to stop the practice of workers entering underground...