South Asia

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    Lanka makes first arrest over hate crimes against Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:58am on June 12, 2017

    Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a key figure from an extremist Buddhist organisation blamed for a series of hate crimes against Muslims that has...

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    Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on FB

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:54am on June 12, 2017

    A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time...

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    Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:35am on June 11, 2017

    Three US soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. An Afghan official said the deaths and...

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    India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

    Agencies | Updated at 01:21am on June 10, 2017

    Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling...

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    Six rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:08pm on June 08, 2017

    Six suspected militants and an army soldier were killed in a pair of gunbattles along the highly militarised de facto border that divides the...

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    Bodies, debris found in search for missing Myanmar aircraft

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on June 08, 2017

    Bodies and aircraft debris were found in the sea off the southern coast of Myanmar on Thursday by a navy ship searching for a military...

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    Myanmar military plane carrying over 100 missing

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on June 08, 2017

    A Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source...

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    Modi greets BIMSTEC nations on its 20th anniv

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:38pm on June 07, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has greeted Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation nations on...

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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...