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    Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens in Indian village

    Reuters . Nayabans, India | Updated at 12:38am on May 22, 2019

    Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either...

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    Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses ominous exit poll

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:35am on May 22, 2019

    Political allies swathed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term...

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    Local MP, 10 others killed in NE India

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:31am on May 22, 2019

    A state legislator in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and at least 10 others were killed Tuesday in an attack by suspected separatist...

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    Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Tuesday said DNA tests confirmed that the ringleader of the Easter attacks, Zahran Hashim, was one of the suicide bombers who blew...

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    20 Sherpa climb Everest twice in a week for record 24th

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:02pm on May 21, 2019

    Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he...

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    India’s BJP prepares return

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:31am on May 21, 2019

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted...

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    Mayawati meets Akhilesh, discusses exit polls projections

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in Lucknow on Monday after exit polls indicated gains for their alliance in the politically...

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    Rights groups seek UN investigation into Kashmir ‘torture’

    Agence-France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands of people in Indian Kashmir have been subjected to torture in the past three decades, according to a report released Monday by...

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    Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate jihadist threat

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on May 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels Sunday by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible...

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    India’s marathon vote ends

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:14am on May 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended...