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    Indian woman ‘boycotted’ over support to Dalit farmer

    BBC | Updated at 02:51pm on August 16, 2017

    An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being ‘socially ostracised’ because she supported a farmer from the...

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    India, China troops clash briefly

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between...

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    India to deport all Rohingyas

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:31am on August 15, 2017

    All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims...

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    153 killed in India, Nepal floods

    Agence France-Presse . Janakpur | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    At least 153 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal and India, officials said Monday, warning the...

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    Buddhists protest at aid agencies in Rakhine state

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:07am on August 14, 2017

    Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya...

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    Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in Pakistani city of Quetta

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on August 13, 2017

    A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in...

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    64 children die at India hospital without oxygen

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 12:32am on August 13, 2017

    At least 64 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday...

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    Myanmar ramps up troops

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:14am on August 13, 2017

    Myanmar has moved hundreds of troops into northern Rakhine state as it ramps up counterinsurgency efforts there, officers said Saturday, after the UN voiced alarm...

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    30 children die in India hospital over two days: police

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on August 12, 2017

    More than 30 children have died at a government-run hospital in northern India over 48 hours, police said Friday, allegedly due to lack of oxygen...

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    US, N Korea trade war of words

    Reuters . Bedminster/Beijing | Updated at 12:33am on August 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying what he called US military solutions were ‘locked and loaded’ as Pyongyang...

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