South Asia

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    Social networks under intense surveillance in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:31am on May 11, 2019

    Threats, arrests, blocked accounts and restricted posts - Big Brother is watching more closely than ever in Pakistan as authorities accelerate efforts to censor social...

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    Muslims afraid as ethnic divide deepens in Sri Lanka

    Reuters . Rathmalyaya, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:29am on May 11, 2019

    NK Masliya says she has been visiting a neighbourhood clinic in the northwestern Sri Lankan village of Rathmalyaya for over five years, always dressed in...

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    Bhutan’s PM is a doctor on Saturdays

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu, Bhutan | Updated at 12:27am on May 10, 2019

    It’s Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.But...

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    Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:24am on May 10, 2019

    After relentless diplomatic pressure and global outrage, fallen democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi finally decided that a pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for...

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    India’s disparate opposition senses a growing chance to topple Modi

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:03am on May 10, 2019

    India’s disparate opposition parties are aiming to firm up an alliance as they sense a chance of unseating prime minister Narendra Modi as a staggered...

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    Balakot air strike killed 130-170: Italian reporter

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Indian bombings at Jaish-eMuhammed camps in Pakistan’s Balakot could have killed 130-170 JeM cadres, including 11 terror ‘trainers’, said Italian journalist Francesca Marino.Around 45 people...

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    Mamata insulting Constt by not accepting me as PM: Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is insulting the Constitution by saying that she is not...

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    India court dismisses claim Rahul Gandhi is secret British

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    India’s top court on Thursday threw out a petition seeking to bar Rahul Gandhi from contesting the ongoing general election over claims he is secretly...

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    Sri Lankan president vows to destroy jihadists

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on May 09, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president Wednesday vowed to crush the Muslim extremist groups responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people, his office said.Maithripala Sirisena...

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    Asia Bibi ‘safely reunited’ with family

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:17pm on May 08, 2019

    Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a decade-long blasphemy row, is ‘free’ and has been reunited with her family, US secretary of...