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    Pak court jails dozens of Islamists

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:12am on January 18, 2020

    A Pakistani court has sentenced more than 80 Islamists to 55 years in prison each after protests linked to the 2018 acquittal of Asia Bibi,...

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    China’s Xi vows new era of Myanmar ties

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 01:03am on January 18, 2020

    Chinese president Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a ‘new era’ of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday on a state visit...

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    Punjab passes resolution against CAA

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:33am on January 18, 2020

    The Congress-led Punjab government in India on Friday passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in the state assembly, becoming the second state...

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    US must be involved in Afghanistan reconstruction

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:31am on January 18, 2020

    Pakistan said Thursday that the United States must remain engaged in Afghanistan’s reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war...

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    Five more Kashmir leaders released

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:23am on January 18, 2020

    Three former legislators are among five politicians released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday as part of an ongoing exercise to free detainees...

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    Dozens injured at India bull taming festival

    Agence France-Presse . Madurai | Updated at 12:19am on January 18, 2020

    Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull taming festival in southern India that activists say is dangerous for...

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    India to invite Pak PM

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:58pm on January 17, 2020

    New Delhi will invite Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit when it hosts the event later this year, a senior...

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    Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 07:31pm on January 16, 2020

    Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site...

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    At least 11 cops, 10 extremists killed in Afghanistan: official

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Kunduz, Afghanistan | Updated at 03:46pm on January 16, 2020

    At least 10 Taliban extremists were killed in clashes in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz during Wednesday night, a local official said Thursday...

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    Newborn mauled to death by dogs at India hospital

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:48pm on January 15, 2020

    Indian police have sealed a private hospital and charged staff for manslaughter after a newborn baby was mauled to death by dogs inside an operating...

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