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    Lanka president acknowledges thousands of war missing are dead

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:00am on January 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has acknowledged for the first time that more than 23,500 people missing for a decade since the end of the...

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    Four of same family murdered by armed men in Kabul

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua. Kabul | Updated at 02:05pm on January 20, 2020

    A group of unknown armed men entered a house in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday and killed four members of a family, including three...

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    China president holds talks with Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:07am on January 20, 2020

    China has reaffirmed its willingness to provide further support, within its capacity, to Myanmar in the Rohingya repatriation process and resettlement of the displaced people...

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    India, Lanka seek closer military ties to counter China

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on January 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbouring countries after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, to...

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    Heavy snow hampers search for missing South Korean, Nepal trekkers

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:01am on January 20, 2020

    Heavy snow, chilling winds and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular...

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    Voice call, SMS, 2G mobile internet restored in parts of J&K

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:32am on January 19, 2020

    Broadband internet and 2G mobile internet services have been restored in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K principal secretary Rohit Kansal said while addressing media...

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    Water cannons used to block West Bengal BJP delegation

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on January 19, 2020

    Police in West Bengal used water cannons on Saturday to block a BJP delegation headed to Nandigram to spread awareness about citizenship policies that have...

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    China stands with Myanmar despite Rohingya genocide accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw, Myanmar | Updated at 11:57pm on January 18, 2020

    China’s Xi Jinping doubled down on his support for fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, signing dozens of infrastructure and trade deals...

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    South Koreans among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 10:12pm on January 18, 2020

    Four South Koreans and three Nepalis are missing and about 200 people have been rescued after an avalanche hit trekkers on Annapurna, one of the...

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    Deadly kite strings kill 150 birds in India

    Agence France-Presse . Sanand, India | Updated at 10:05pm on January 18, 2020

    More than 150 birds have been killed by razor-sharp kite strings in an annual religious festival in western India that attracts millions of revellers. Volunteers...