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    Gunmen kill seven in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

    Reuters | Updated at 12:36pm on February 27, 2017

    Gunmen opened fire on a prison bus in Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two warders on their way to court in what was...

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    India demands ‘strongest action’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:40am on February 27, 2017

    India demanded the ‘strongest action’ from the US government Sunday after an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime in...

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    Bomb blast kills 10 in Pakistan's Lahore

    Reuters | Updated at 02:37pm on February 23, 2017

    A bomb blast in an upscale shopping centre in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore killed at least 10 people on Thursday...

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    Four killed as suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan

    Reuters | Updated at 02:05pm on February 21, 2017

    Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge...

  • Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 02:23pm on February 19, 2017

    Two members of Myanmar’s security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counsellor’s office...

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    New CM of Tamil Nadu wins confidence vote

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 12:27am on February 19, 2017

    The new chief minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state won a confidence vote in the regional assembly Saturday, hours after legislators came to blows over...

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    Pakistan Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:44pm on February 18, 2017

    The Hindu community is set to have a personal law for the first time as the Senate on Friday unanimously passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill...

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    Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attack

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on February 18, 2017

    Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers...

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    UN special rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:34am on February 18, 2017

    The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake a visit to Bangladesh on February 20-23 to...

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    39 suspects killed in Pak crackdown on militants

    Associated Press . Sehwan | Updated at 12:29am on February 18, 2017

    Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group...