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    Indian Supreme Court suspends cattle slaughter ban

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:47pm on July 11, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court has suspended a proposed law banning the trade of cattle for slaughter. The government said the law, introduced in...

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    Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Kashmir

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:55am on July 11, 2017

    Gunmen sprayed bullets on a passenger bus bringing Hindu pilgrims back from a cave shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, killing at least seven of...

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    Floods kill 20 in India, leave thousands homeless

    Associated Press . Gauhati | Updated at 01:16am on July 06, 2017

    Heavy rains since the start of India’s monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20...

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    Modi set to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:55am on July 04, 2017

    Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday, the result of growing ties that have led to...

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    Myanmar aid worker murdered in latest Rakhine killing

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:31am on July 02, 2017

    A local employee with an international aid group in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine State was stabbed to death by ‘terrorists’, the government said Saturday, the latest...

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    Indian minister mocked for urinating in public

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on July 01, 2017

    A government minister was mocked on social media for urinating in public despite the prime minister’s flagship public hygiene drive as pictures of the embarrassing...

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    Myanmar not to allow UN investigators

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:38am on July 01, 2017

    Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims,...

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    Myanmar to bar UN human rights investigators from entering

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:30pm on June 30, 2017

    Myanmar’s government says it will instruct its embassies around the world to bar members of a UN-approved fact-finding mission from entering the...

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    Pakistan PM meeting officials amid tension with India, Kabul

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:39pm on June 30, 2017

    Officials say Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be briefed on the latest tensions in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where...

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    17 more die in Pakistan tanker fire, pushing toll to 190

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:18pm on June 30, 2017

    A Pakistani government official says the death toll from a massive fuel truck fire earlier this week has climbed to 190, after 17 more people...