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    Clashes kill 22 in India as court convicts guru of rape

    Agence France-Presse. Panchkula | Updated at 08:51pm on August 25, 2017

    At least 22 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two...

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    India imposes curfew as ‘godman’ faces rape verdict

    Reuters | Updated at 12:36pm on August 25, 2017

    A northern Indian town imposed a curfew and ordered thousands of followers of a self-styled ‘godman’ to home as he headed to court on Friday...

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    Fresh violence kills 89 in Myanmar's Rakhine State

    Agence France-Presse. Maungdaw | Updated at 08:56am on August 25, 2017

    At least 89 people including a dozen security forces were killed as Rohingya militants besieged border posts in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar's authorities said Friday,...

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    Myanmar asked to end Rohingya restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:46am on August 25, 2017

    Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state,...

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    Excessive force won’t solve Rohingya crisis, say Annan panel

    Reuters | Updated at 05:37pm on August 24, 2017

    Myanmar should respond to a crisis over its Muslim Rohingya community in a ‘calibrated’ way without excessive force, a panel led by former...

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    India’s top court says privacy is a fundamental right

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 25, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark decision that could jeopardise a government programme with biometric data...

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    Indian railways chief steps down after deadly crashes

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on August 24, 2017

    The head of India’s railways has quit after a series of deadly accidents on the crumbling network, an official said Wednesday...

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    74 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:40pm on August 23, 2017

    At least 74 people were injured after a train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, the second train accident in the northern Indian state in the last...

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    India’s top court bans Islamic instant divorce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 23, 2017

    India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, ending a long tradition that many Muslim...

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    Nepal fails to pass controversial constitution amendment

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:58am on August 22, 2017

    Nepal’s parliament on Monday failed to pass a controversial amendment to the constitution after it was blocked by the main opposition party, amid deep political...