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    Indian election parties hit by TV, funding clampdown

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:45am on April 13, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered parties to name anonymous donors behind tens of millions of dollars in funding as hostilities intensified in the country’s...

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    20 killed in Pak suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded...

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    Big turnout for India’s giant election

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:42am on April 12, 2019

    Tens of millions of Indians joined nationwide queues Thursday to give their verdict on nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi as the world’s biggest election started...

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    Modi favourite as India's incredible election kicks off

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on April 11, 2019

    India’s gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicked off on Thursday with prime minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term from the South Asian behemoth’s...

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    Fresh clashes in Rakhine state temple town

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:11am on April 11, 2019

    Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Rakhine rebels has escalated in the western state’s temple-studded town of Mrauk U, sources confirmed Wednesday, with reports...

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    India goes to polls today

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:11am on April 11, 2019

    India went on high security alert Wednesday ahead of the start of its marathon election, after a campaign dominated by prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership...

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    Imran Khan says greater chance of peace with India if Modi re-elected

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 11, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has said the chances of peace between India and Pakistan will be greater if prime minister Narendra Modi wins the...

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    Modi eyes win in world’s biggest election

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:21am on April 10, 2019

    India starts a mega-election on Thursday with prime minister Narendra Modi and his formidable campaign machine taking on not one but two Gandhis in the...

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    Radar images prove Pakistan F-16 shot down: Indian Air Force

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    India’s air force presented what it called ‘irrefutable evidence’ Monday that it downed a Pakistan fighter jet in February, as the regional foes offer competing...

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    Rahul Gandhi: Destiny’s child or an ‘empty suit’?

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Rahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India’s most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose...

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