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    Nepal fails to pass controversial constitution amendment

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:58am on August 22, 2017

    Nepal’s parliament on Monday failed to pass a controversial amendment to the constitution after it was blocked by the main opposition party, amid deep political...

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    Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

    Agence France-Presse . Jaipur | Updated at 01:03am on August 21, 2017

    An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief...

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    23 dead as train derails in India

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:10pm on August 19, 2017

    At least 23 passengers were killed and 64 others were injured after an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, officials said, as rescuers...

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    Rights groups urge India not to deport Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    Rights groups urged India Thursday to abide by its international legal obligations after the government said it was looking to deport tens of thousands of...

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    Indian woman ‘boycotted’ over support to Dalit farmer

    BBC | Updated at 02:51pm on August 16, 2017

    An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being ‘socially ostracised’ because she supported a farmer from the...

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    India, China troops clash briefly

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between...

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    India to deport all Rohingyas

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:31am on August 15, 2017

    All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims...

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    153 killed in India, Nepal floods

    Agence France-Presse . Janakpur | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    At least 153 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal and India, officials said Monday, warning the...

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    Buddhists protest at aid agencies in Rakhine state

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:07am on August 14, 2017

    Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya...

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    Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in Pakistani city of Quetta

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on August 13, 2017

    A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in...

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