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    Rahul Gandhi accuses India's PM Modi of being paid bribes

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:09pm on December 21, 2016

    Leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi demanded an investigation into allegations that two Indian conglomerates paid millions of rupees as bribes to prime minister Narendra Modi...

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    Offenders go unpunished, reports HRW

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:18am on December 20, 2016

    Police in India are torturing suspects to death in custody with impunity and blaming suicide or natural causes, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

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    Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

    Agence France Presse | Updated at 06:48pm on December 19, 2016

    Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the...

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    ‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody

    BBC | Updated at 03:00pm on December 19, 2016

    Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch in...

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    Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:20am on December 19, 2016

    The actions of Myanmar’s military may constitute crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned, based on...

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    Tensions between Myanmar, Muslim world rising: ICG

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on December 18, 2016

    Brussels-based think-tank International Crisis Group has said that tensions between Myanmar and the Muslim world — including Malaysia and Bangladesh — are rising following Myanmar...

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    Gunmen kill six Kandahar airport female workers 

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:37pm on December 17, 2016

    An Afghan official says that at least six people, including five female government workers, have been shot and killed in southern Kandahar province...

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    Myanmar to write its history without Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:23pm on December 13, 2016

    Myanmar's religious affairs ministry plans to write a book to prove the Rohingya are not indigenous to the country, as tensions grow over a brutal...

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    Pakistan International Airlines chairman resigns days after plane crash

    Reuters | Updated at 01:30pm on December 13, 2016

    Pakistan International Airlines chairman Azam Saigol has resigned from his post citing personal reasons, the company’s spokesman said on Tuesday, less than...

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    Cyclone Vardah kills 10 in south India’s tech hub

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:54pm on December 13, 2016

    At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the...

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