South Asia

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    Suu Kyi’s Nepal tour revitalises Rohingya issue

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:30pm on November 29, 2018

    Global rights watchdogs and Nepal’s national rights commission asked Nepal to pressurise Myanmar for safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homeland as Myanmar’s...

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    Indian forces kill top Kashmir militant

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 03:51pm on November 28, 2018

    Government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir killed a top commander of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group Wednesday during a fierce firefight, police said, triggering clashes with...

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    Blast kills 22 near China factory in Olympic city

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:00am on November 28, 2018

    An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured on Wednesday in a northern China city...

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    Sri Lanka MPs boycott parliament as crisis drags on

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:19am on November 28, 2018

    Allies of Sri Lanka’s embattled president Maithripala Sirisena boycotted parliament Tuesday as the country drifted into a second month of political turmoil.Sirisena loyalists refused to...

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    India throws book at schools making young pupils carry heavy bags

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    Concerned about producing a generation of children with hunched backs and other spine problems, India has denounced schools for making students carry heavy school bags...

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    Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:41pm on November 27, 2018

    Authorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State and hoping to reach...

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    Protest in Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

    Agence France-Presse . Sittwe | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2018

    Protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as ‘runaway refugees’...

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    Eight killed as Kashmir reels from deadly year

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 05:41pm on November 25, 2018

    Eight people were killed Sunday in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, capping off one of the deadliest weeks this year in a region already suffering its...

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    Thousands protest for controversial Ayodhya Hindu temple

    Agence France-Presse . Ayodhya | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2018

    Tens of thousands of Hindu hardliners rallied Sunday for a temple to be built at a disputed Indian holy site, where an ancient mosque was...

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    Security beefed up at disputed Indian religious site ahead of mass gathering

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 11:26pm on November 24, 2018

    Indian authorities will launch a major security operation at the ruins of 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on Sunday when tens of thousands of Hindu monks...