South Asia

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    Drug gangs behind Lanka Easter bombings: president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on July 16, 2019

    International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists...

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    14 killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:08am on July 16, 2019

    Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia,...

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    Taliban kills 11 in Kandahar

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded Monday after their vehicle hit a bomb in southern Afghanistan that officials said had been...

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    UN calls for ‘zero tolerance’

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    A senior UN official in Afghanistan has called on government offices to adopt policies of ‘zero tolerance’ toward sexual harassment, amid a swirling scandal that...

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    Thai PM declares end of military rule

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha formally resigned as the head of the military government on Monday, saying the country would function as a normal democracy...

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    50 killed in Nepal’s monsoon

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:45am on July 15, 2019

    Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday. Northeast...

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    Branded as ‘infiltrators’, Muslims in Assam fear for future

    Agence France-Presse  . Kamrup , India | Updated at 12:25am on July 15, 2019

    Born in India 71 years ago, Mohammed Rehat Ali is still traumatised a month after his release from a detention camp, struggling to shake off...

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    Jai Shri Ram: The Hindu chant that became a murder cry

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:02am on July 14, 2019

    In many parts of India, Hindus often invoke the popular god Ram’s name as a greeting. But in recent years, Hindu lynch mobs have turned...

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    Pak judge who jailed Nawaz sacked

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:25am on July 13, 2019

    A senior Pakistani judge was sacked on Friday following a scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on...

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    BJP to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir

    Reuters . New Delhi/Srinagar | Updated at 12:23am on July 13, 2019

    India’s ruling party will revive a plan to build secured camps to resettle scores of Hindus in the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley, a senior leader said,...

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