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    Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 207

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:48am on April 21, 2019

    A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least...

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    Poll watchdog stops web series on Modi

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:39am on April 21, 2019

    India’s poll watchdog Saturday ordered producers to stop streaming a web series on prime minister Narendra Modi, weeks after it banned a Bollywood film and...

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    Chief Justice of India denies sexually harassing assistant

    Reuters. Mumbai | Updated at 09:15pm on April 20, 2019

    The chief justice of India's Supreme Court, Ranjan Gogoi, on Saturday denied allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards a junior court assistant who...

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    Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 20, 2019

    An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country’s national election.Pawan Kumar became confused by...

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    India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on April 20, 2019

    India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer...

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    Maldives repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 01:19am on April 19, 2019

    The Maldives has cancelled a 2015 law that allowed foreigners to own land in the tropical islands, a move the government said addressed concerns about...

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    Rakhine rebels say ‘no peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

    Agence France-Presse . Panghsang, Myanmar | Updated at 12:25am on April 19, 2019

    Rakhine rebels locked in a vicious fight with Myanmar’s army will not ‘get peace by praying’, its commander said as he vowed his forces will...

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    Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

    Agence-France-Presse . Pakistan | Updated at 12:18am on April 19, 2019

    Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan’s Balochistan, officials said Thursday, in the latest attack claimed by...

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    Violence, protests mark India polls

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:55pm on April 18, 2019

    Millions of voters across India cast ballots in the second round of the world’s biggest election Thursday amid violence and protests that highlighted the intensity...

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    India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:37am on April 18, 2019

    Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was...

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