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    BJP leaders charged over mosque demolition

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:30am on May 31, 2017

    An Indian judge charged a minister in prime minister Narendra Modi’s government and senior leaders from his ruling party with criminal conspiracy on Tuesday in...

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    Outrage as calf killed in protest over India slaughter ban

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on May 30, 2017

    The youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress party caused outrage Monday after killing a calf in public to protest against a controversial ban on...

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    India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:44pm on May 28, 2017

    Government forces have enforced strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir after Indian soldiers killed a prominent rebel...

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    Myanmar urged to probe military abuse

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:33am on May 28, 2017

    Human rights advocates called on Myanmar to investigate the actions of some of its soldiers on Saturday after footage of people being treated violently by...

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    Six suspected rebels killed in disputed Kashmir

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:40pm on May 27, 2017

    Indian soldiers killed six suspected rebels Saturday along the highly militarised de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the...

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    Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:05am on May 27, 2017

    Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing...

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    Everest climbers worried about oxygen bottle theft

    BBC | Updated at 11:35am on May 26, 2017

    Foreign climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest are concerned about the increasing theft of oxygen bottles from high camps...

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    Nepal PM resigns

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:51am on May 25, 2017

    Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigned Wednesday as part of a planned handover to a former political foe who will be the impoverished nation’s tenth leader...

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    Terrorism turned endemic, says Chandrika Kumaratunga

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:59pm on May 23, 2017

    Identifying terrorism as one of the main challenges in South Asia, former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga on...

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    Indian award for Kashmir ‘human shield’ officer

    BBC | Updated at 01:21pm on May 23, 2017

    A military officer accused of using a man as a human shield in Indian-administered Kashmir has won a commendation from the...

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