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    12 injured as airliner veers off runway in western India

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:07pm on December 27, 2016

    India's Jet Airways said that 12 passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation Tuesday after one of its planes veered off the runway...

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    Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:57am on December 27, 2016

    Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central...

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    India successfully tests nuclear capable missile Agni V

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 04:41pm on December 26, 2016

    India on Monday successfully test fired Agni-V, its longest range nuclear capable missile, from the Kalam Island off Odisha coast by the...

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    Eight killed after Taliban storm Afghan MP’s house

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:51am on December 23, 2016

    Eight people were killed when Taliban suicide bombers stormed the residence of an Afghan lawmaker in the capital Kabul, officials said after the attackers were...

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    Rahul Gandhi accuses India's PM Modi of being paid bribes

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:09pm on December 21, 2016

    Leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi demanded an investigation into allegations that two Indian conglomerates paid millions of rupees as bribes to prime minister Narendra Modi...

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    Offenders go unpunished, reports HRW

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:18am on December 20, 2016

    Police in India are torturing suspects to death in custody with impunity and blaming suicide or natural causes, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

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    Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

    Agence France Presse | Updated at 06:48pm on December 19, 2016

    Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the...

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    ‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody

    BBC | Updated at 03:00pm on December 19, 2016

    Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch in...

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    Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:20am on December 19, 2016

    The actions of Myanmar’s military may constitute crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned, based on...

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    Tensions between Myanmar, Muslim world rising: ICG

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on December 18, 2016

    Brussels-based think-tank International Crisis Group has said that tensions between Myanmar and the Muslim world — including Malaysia and Bangladesh — are rising following Myanmar...