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    Facebook asked to protect users in simmering Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:24pm on November 17, 2018

    Sri Lanka's largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the ‘illegal’ government....

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    Lankan crisis deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:35am on November 17, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis escalated Friday with the sacked prime minister demanding his job back shortly after passing another no-confidence motion against his controversial successor...

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    Myanmar detains 100 Rohingyas going to Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kyauktan | Updated at 06:05pm on November 16, 2018

    A boatload of more than 100 Rohingya Muslims who fled a camp in Myanmar were found off the country’s south coast Friday after spending 15...

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    Cyclone batters east India coastline

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 12:01pm on November 16, 2018

    Powerful winds felled trees, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee to safety as Cyclone Gaja barrelled into India's eastern coast Friday. Winds packing up...

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    India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:51am on November 16, 2018

    Tens of thousands of rescue personnel were on standby and many more people were evacuated in southern India on Thursday as authorities braced for the...

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    Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on November 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out...

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    Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:09am on November 16, 2018

    Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly...

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    Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    ‘Please enjoy your meal,’ says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The...

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    Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir: Afridi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir. Addressing a press meet in London, Afridi said that Pakistan is...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in...

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