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    30 killed in India flood

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:19am on August 20, 2019

    Rains continued to lash several places in Punjab and other states on Monday after at least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or...

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    Kashmir schools deserted amid tension

    Reuters . Islamabad/ Srinagar | Updated at 05:43pm on August 19, 2019

    Accusing India of waging ‘fifth-generation warfare’, Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam...

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    India reimposes curbs on movement, phones in Jammu, Kashmir

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in...

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    4,000 Kashmiris detained in two weeks  

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 05:49pm on August 18, 2019

    Thousands of people have been detained in Indian Kashmir over fears of unrest since New Delhi stripped the restive region of its autonomy two weeks...

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    2 Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata road accident

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Kolkata | Updated at 01:41am on August 18, 2019

    Two Bangladesh nationals were killed in a road accident in Kolkata, India early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Farhana Islam Tania, 28, a banker...

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    Rival rallies as HK’s divisions deepen

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:00am on August 18, 2019

    Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport...

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    Rescue worker killed in northern Myanmar attack

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on August 18, 2019

    One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic...

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    DSC Prize to be announced in Nepal lit fest

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on August 18, 2019

    The winner of DSC Prize 2019 would be announced at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara of the Himalayan country on December 16. The Nepal...

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    Indian soldier killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:13am on August 18, 2019

    India and Pakistan exchanged ‘heavy’ cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi’s move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare...

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    US cuts $440m financial aid to Pakistan

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:01pm on August 17, 2019

    In another jolt to Pakistan, the United States slashed the aid to the cash-strapped nation by nearly US $440 million, bringing down its commitment to...