South Asia

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa named as PM in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on November 21, 2019

    Newly elected Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his brother Mahinda as prime minister, cementing the grip on power of a clan credited...

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    Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at ICJ

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:24am on November 21, 2019

    Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its...

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    Pope lands in Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:56pm on November 20, 2019

    Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, on the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and...

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    Nawaz Sharif flown by air ambulance to London

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 12:19am on November 20, 2019

    Pakistan’s ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif left by air ambulance Tuesday for London, where he is due to receive medical treatment after battling the government...

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    Four Indian soldiers, two civilians killed in Siachen avalanche

    Agence France Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:06am on November 20, 2019

    An avalanche on Monday hit an Indian patrol in the world’s highest militarised zone in the Himalayas, killing four soldiers and two porters, an army...

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    Afghan Taliban frees US, Australian hostages in prisoner swap

    Reuters. Peshawar | Updated at 05:34pm on November 19, 2019

    The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap for three of the militant group's commanders...

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    Rajapaksa prioritises security

    Reuters . Anuradhapura | Updated at 12:23am on November 19, 2019

    The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple...

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    Maldives lawmakers dismiss CJ, sr judge

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:18am on November 19, 2019

    Maldives lawmakers voted on Monday to dismiss the Chief Justice and a Supreme Court judge — a move the government said was part of an...

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    Police round up students in Delhi as fee protests grow

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:26pm on November 18, 2019

    Indian police said they briefly detained around 50 students in New Delhi on Monday as protests against proposed fee hikes at a prestigious public university...

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    Indian police club students protesting at fee hike

    Agence France-Presse.New Delhi, India | Updated at 09:30pm on November 18, 2019

    Indian police fought street battles in New Delhi on Monday with thousands of students who stepped up protests over fee increases at one of the...