South Asia

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    Pakistan vows ‘fullest possible response’ to India over Kashmir

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 04:11pm on September 06, 2019

    Pakistan will make the fullest possible response to India’s actions in disputed Kashmir and the global community would be responsible for any ‘catastrophic’ aftermath, Imran...

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    Sri Lanka looks for Easter attack survivors to help probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:27am on September 06, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Thursday issued an appeal to trace seven people thought to have survived the Easter bombings but who then went missing without speaking...

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    Man killed over kidnapping rumours as mob attacks soar in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:26am on September 06, 2019

    Indian police said Thursday that five people had been arrested for lynching a man after accusing him of kidnapping children, the latest in a renewed...

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    Flood kills four in Mumbai

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:25am on September 06, 2019

    A six-year-old boy was among four people killed after severe flooding hit India’s financial hub Mumbai, resulting in dozens of cancelled or delayed flights, officials...

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    Myanmar’s biggest airport closes after plane skids off runway

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:20am on September 06, 2019

    Myanmar’s largest airport was forced to close temporarily after a military plane skidded off the runway, forcing inbound international flights to be diverted, an official...

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    Pakistan moves 2,000 troops close to LoC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    Amid tensions over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has moved almost a brigade-size force in the Bagh and Kotli sector close to the Line of Control...

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    Kashmir shops refuse to open

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 04:19pm on September 05, 2019

    A month after India withdrew contested Kashmir’s autonomy, locked it down with thousands of additional troops and made mass arrests, residents are resisting attempts by...

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    Nepal media bills undermine freedom of speech: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:25am on September 05, 2019

    Nepal’s proposed media and communication laws will have a ‘chilling effect’ on its citizens’ right to free speech, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday as it...

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    India firework factory blast kills at least 18

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi, India | Updated at 12:23am on September 05, 2019

    At least 18 people were killed and 16 were injured after a massive explosion at a firecracker factory in northern India, as rescuers battle the...

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    Indian ‘citizenship’ list causes anger, confusion

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:09am on September 05, 2019

    After living in India all his life, father-of-two Gokul Chandra Saha woke up last weekend to learn he was among almost two million people in...