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    Indian detains 400 in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Kashmir | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    Indian authorities have detained hundreds of Muslim leaders and activists in an escalating crackdown in disputed Kashmir with the region remaining on high alert following...

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    India toxic liquor death toll hits 150

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    At least 150 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in a northeastern state of India, the second such tragedy in the country this...

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    Sri Lanka seizes 300 kilos of heroin

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28pm on February 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police seized nearly 300 kilograms of heroin worth $17 million, the island’s biggest haul of the narcotic, and arrested two people, spokesman...

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    Toxic alcohol kills 93 in India

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 01:56am on February 24, 2019

    Ninety-three workers have died and at least 200 others have been hospitalised in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, officials said Saturday, in the latest...

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    Indo-Pak standoff very dangerous: Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:38am on February 24, 2019

    US president Donald Trump voiced alarm Friday at the ‘very dangerous situation’ between India and Pakistan, warning that New Delhi was considering ‘very strong’ action...

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    Myanmar army warns against changing essence of constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:33am on February 24, 2019

    Myanmar’s military Saturday said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to alter the ‘essence’ of the country’s controversial constitution, putting...

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    India, Pakistan crank up war of words

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:15am on February 24, 2019

    Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa, during a visit to the Line of Control on Friday, warned India against aggression, saying any misadventure would receive...

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    Fire at Indian airshow destroys hundreds of cars

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:43pm on February 23, 2019

    A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run...

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    Bootleg liquor kills 84 in Assam, 200 hospitalised

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 11:51am on February 23, 2019

    At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in...

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    Suu Kyi drops off UN agenda in Geneva next week

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:55am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a UN conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country’s de facto leader Aung...