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    Pakistan's army silent as Islamists, police clash again

    Reuters | Updated at 01:08pm on November 26, 2017

    Islamist party activists on Sunday clashed with Pakistani security forces for a second day outside the capital, Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing to a protest...

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    Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:06pm on November 26, 2017

    A major explosion hit China’s megaport city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and...

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    Nepalis vote for stability in historic polls

    Agence France-Presse . Balephi | Updated at 12:05am on November 27, 2017

    Nepalis across the country’s mountainous north voted Sunday in elections that could herald change after 20 ruinous years marked by a bloody Maoist insurgency, a...

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    Violence flares as Nepal heads to landmark elections

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:49am on November 26, 2017

    Days before Nepal’s most important elections in years, Maoist militants have opened fire on politicians, blown up vehicles, planted land mines and targeted civilians in...

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    Pak govt calls on army

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:35am on November 26, 2017

    Pakistan’s government on Saturday called on the army to help clear a sit-in by Islamist hard-liners blockading the capital after police clashed with activists and...

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    Xi discusses Rohingya crisis with Myanmar army chief

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:17am on November 26, 2017

    Chinese president Xi Jinping met with Myanmar’s top military general in Beijing on Friday and discussed China’s support amid international criticism over its treatment of...

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    Pakistan orders TV channels to go off air during crackdown on Islamist protest

    Reuters | Updated at 02:50pm on November 25, 2017

    Pakistani authorities ordered private television channels to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters in the capital...

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    China's Xi discusses Rohingya crisis with Myanmar army chief

    Reuters | Updated at 08:15am on November 25, 2017

    Chinese president Xi Jinping met with Myanmar's top military general in Beijing on Friday and discussed China's support amid international criticism over its treatment of...

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    Nepal to vote in historic polls

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on November 25, 2017

    Nepal on Sunday votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country,...

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    Myanmar not yet safe: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on November 25, 2017

    Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday, a day after the two countries...

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