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    15 feared dead in India explosives factory fire

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:45pm on December 01, 2016

    Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another...

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    Delhi plans defence cooperation with Dhaka

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on December 01, 2016

    Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday discussed with Bangladesh officials about New Delhi’s plan for forging a fresh defence cooperation framework with Dhaka...

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    Suu Kyi vows ‘reconciliation’ amid Rohingya crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:54am on December 01, 2016

    Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed on Wednesday to work for ‘peace and national reconciliation’ amid mounting international condemnation of a bloody...

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    Indian defence minister due today

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on November 30, 2016

    Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled for today to arrive in Dhaka to firm up initiatives by India for wide range of defence collaboration...

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    Extremists kill seven after storming Indian army base

    Reuters | Updated at 02:10pm on November 29, 2016

    Extremists attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing at least seven security personnel and taking hostages in the boldest...

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    Thousands protest against India cash ban

    Agencies . New Delhi/ Kolkata | Updated at 12:58am on November 29, 2016

    Thousands of people demonstrated across India on Monday to protest the government’s sudden decision to withdraw large-denomination currency from circulation, a move that has caused...

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    US wants full, transparent probe: Bernicat

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on November 29, 2016

    The United States on Monday called for a full, formal and transparent investigation into the violence against religious minority community in Rakhine state of Myanmar...

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    Armed men break into Indian jail, escape with pro-Khalistan leader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:57am on November 27, 2016

    A group of at least 10 armed men in police uniforms broke into the Nabha Central Jail in Indian state of Punjab early Sunday and...

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    Rohingya influx continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on November 27, 2016

    Several thousand Rohingya Muslims were waiting along non-man’s land on Saturday as the religious minority group of Myanmar fleeing military crackdown in Rakhine state continued...

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    Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15pm on November 26, 2016

    Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving...