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    Plane crashes in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni, Afghanistan | Updated at 05:22pm on January 27, 2020

    A plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province Monday, officials said, but it was not immediately clear how many people were on board, or if...

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    India police decommission historic British-era rifles

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 07:47pm on January 26, 2020

    Police in northern India on Sunday bid goodbye to the historic British-era bolt-action rifles after using them for one last salute during the annual Republic...

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    Patna college bans burqa on campus, imposes fine

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:01am on January 26, 2020

    A college in Patna has imposed a dress code under which Muslim students would no longer be allowed to wear burqa inside the college premises....

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    India ends internet blackout in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:59am on January 26, 2020

    Indian authorities on Saturday restored internet in Indian Kashmir after a five-and-a half-month blackout but maintained a block on social media sites. Prime minister Narendra...

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    Pak, Bangladeshi Muslims should be driven out: Shiv Sena

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:56am on January 26, 2020

    Two days after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray declared his support to the Modi government over eviction of Bangladeshi and Pakistani infiltrators, the Shiv...

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    Sri Lanka govt to probe war missing

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:17pm on January 24, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s presidency said Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing presumed dead from the country’s civil war will only be given out...

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    UN rights office asks Myanmar to implement ICJ order

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:25pm on January 24, 2020

    The United Nations Human Rights Office called on Myanmar to immediately and unconditionally implement the top UN court’s order in full, consistently with its obligations...

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    No stay for now

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:33am on January 23, 2020

    The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday said that petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act will be heard by a five-judge constitutional...

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    Murder accused set to be Nepal parliament speaker

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:30am on January 23, 2020

    A former Maoist leader accused of ordering a man’s death during Nepal’s civil war is set to become the speaker of the parliament, officials confirmed...

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    ICJ ruling today on interim measures

    Diplomatic Correspondent  | Updated at 12:45am on January 23, 2020

    The International Court of Justice is scheduled for today to pronounce its decision on whether provisional measures should be imposed on Myanmar over alleged protracted...