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    Five Indian farmers shot dead as protests mount

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:49am on June 07, 2017

    Five Indian farmers were shot dead on Tuesday at a protest in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, according to news reports, marking an escalation...

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    Deuba new Nepal PM

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:37am on June 07, 2017

    Sher Bahadur Deuba, the head of the centrist Nepali Congress party, won election as the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister on Tuesday, days after his...

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    Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:37pm on June 06, 2017

    Arundhati Roy's eagerly-awaited second novel went on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut ‘The God of Small Things’ propelled her to global fame...

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    India set to launch heaviest satellite on Monday

    Reuters | Updated at 12:39pm on June 05, 2017

    India will launch a communication satellite on Monday using its most powerful rocket, in a further advance of its space programme aimed at...

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    India passenger bus crash kills 22

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:47pm on June 05, 2017

    A bus slammed head-on into a truck in northern India early Monday, killing 22 people and injuring more than a dozen, police...

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    Pakistan has no plans to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

    Reuters | Updated at 12:44pm on June 05, 2017

    Pakistan has no immediate plans to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, a spokesman for the South Asian nation’s foreign ministry...

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    Deadly blasts hit funeral mourners after protests in Kabul

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:51am on June 04, 2017

    A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police...

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    Pak journalist escapes kidnap attempt

    Associated Press . Islamabad | Updated at 12:46am on June 04, 2017

    Police say a journalist working for Pakistan’s independent Geo news channel has escaped a kidnapping attempt in Islamabad while driving home from his office...

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    12 killed in blasts near funeral in Kabul

    Reuters | Updated at 07:32pm on June 03, 2017

    A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 12 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police...

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    Kabul bombing kills 90

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on June 01, 2017

    At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets...

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