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    Myanmar police crackdown on protest against divisive statue

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:47pm on February 12, 2019

    Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators in eastern Myanmar on Tuesday, activists said, as protests mount over a new and...

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    Fire at budget hotel in Delhi kills 17

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:01am on February 12, 2019

    At least 17 people died when a fire ripped through a budget hotel in Delhi on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a safety check of...

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    100 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol in India

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:29am on February 12, 2019

    More than 100 people died in two Indian states after drinking bootleg alcohol, police and media said on Monday, in the worst such case in...

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    Priyanka draws thousands at debut rally

    Reuters . Lucknow | Updated at 08:01pm on February 11, 2019

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the latest entrant into politics from India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, made her debut on Monday with a roadshow drawing thousands to see her...

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    Fresh evidence of violations in Rakhine: AI

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 12, 2019

    Amnesty International had reported fresh evidence of violations amid ongoing military operation in Rakhine state and some 5,200 civilians had been displaced since December....

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    99 dead after consuming toxic alcohol in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:57pm on February 11, 2019

    At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalised in northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a crackdown against bootleggers, officials said...

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    Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:06am on February 11, 2019

    Several thousand activists paraded through a West Bengal town Sunday with the body of a politician whose killing opened a campaign of violence ahead of...

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    Pak journalist critical of govt seized outside home

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    A Pakistani journalist under scrutiny for anti-government social media posts was beaten and seized outside his home on Saturday, his son said, in the latest...

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    Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king’s rebuke

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an...

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    China protests visit by Modi to disputed border area

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:27am on February 10, 2019

    China on Saturday protested the visit by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a contested region located on the...

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