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    Pak Islamists protest for second day after Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy

    Reuters . Karachi | Updated at 04:04pm on November 01, 2018

    Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan's major cities for a second day on Thursday, opposing a Supreme Court decision the previous day to acquit a...

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    Sri Lanka attorney general refuses to endorse sacking of PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on November 01, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s attorney general Wednesday refused to endorse the president’s dismissal of the prime minister for a former strongman accused of rights abuses, the clearest...

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    India inaugurates world’s biggest statue

    Agence France-Presse . Sardar Sarovar Dam | Updated at 11:28pm on October 31, 2018

    India on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s biggest statue with pomp, fireworks and tight security amid an outcry among local groups over the cost of the...

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    Afghan army helicopter crash kills 25

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 02:15pm on October 31, 2018

    An army helicopter crashed in south western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander and the head of the provincial...

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    India deploys huge security for inauguration of world's biggest statue

    Agence France-Presse . Sardar Sarovar Dam | Updated at 01:10pm on October 31, 2018

    Thousands of police guarded the world's biggest statue ahead of its inauguration by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday with local people threatening protests...

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    Pak Islamists protest as Christian woman cleared of blasphemy

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 11:20pm on October 31, 2018

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparking angry protests and...

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    Doordarshan journalist killed in India Maoist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Raipur | Updated at 01:22am on October 31, 2018

    Maoist rebels ambushed a convoy Tuesday in a restive Indian state, killing two police officers and a journalist from the national broadcaster covering the lead...

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    Giant rally backs ousted Sri Lankan PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2018

    Tens of thousands of supporters of sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blocked roads in Sri Lanka’s capital on Tuesday, stepping up a showdown with a...

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    India scrambles to claw back ground in Sri Lanka

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:23am on October 30, 2018

    India, caught flatfooted by the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s premier, has opened urgent diplomatic and political contacts with the strongman who drew...

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    Sri Lanka’s president faces calls to end political crisis

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00pm on October 29, 2018

    Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena is under increasing pressure to uphold the island nation’s constitution and reconvene parliament after his decision to replace the prime...

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