South Asia

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    Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan port city of Gwadar

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:48am on May 12, 2019

    At least one person has been killed after three gunmen stormed a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a...

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    6th phase of Indian nat’l polls today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on May 12, 2019

    The fate of 164 candidates in polls of seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi would be determined on Sunday as more than 1.4 crore voters...

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    IS claims to establish ‘province’ in India

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:42am on May 12, 2019

    Islamic State claimed for the first time that it has established a ‘province’ in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the...

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    Protests on as millions without power

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:35am on May 12, 2019

    Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as...

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    Minister promises clean Delhi air in three years

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

    A top Indian minister has made an ambitious promise that the government will clean New Delhi’s toxic air in the next three years.The World Health...

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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...