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    India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition 

    Associated Press | Updated at 07:57pm on December 05, 2016

    The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital...

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    Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

    BBC | Updated at 11:06am on December 05, 2016

    Large crowds are gathering outside a Chennai hospital after one of India's most popular and powerful politicians, J Jayalalitha, suffered...

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    Fire in hotel kills 11 in Pakistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:56am on December 05, 2016

    A massive fire swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said. More...

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    Traffickers make money out of Rohingyas’ woes

    Emran Hossain and Nurul Islam . Teknaf | Updated at 12:30am on December 05, 2016

    Humna traffickers are making fortune as Rohingyas fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh paying the traffickers Tk 1,000-7,000 for each...

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    Rohingya crises resolution: Involve China, India, UN: Experts

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:11am on December 05, 2016

    A political solution, involving India, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the United Nations, to protracted Rohingya crises in Myanmar is essential for long-term regional stability, experts...

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    Repatriation of 33,000 Myanmar refugees faraway

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:53am on December 04, 2016

    Repatriation of about 33,000 registered Myanmar refugees from Bangladesh, stalled for more than a decade, has become uncertain due to unwillingness of successive Myanmar governments...

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    Modi defends clampdown on cash economy

    Reuters | Updated at 06:24pm on December 03, 2016

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his crackdown on the cash economy that has left businesses, farmers and families suffering, saying it was...

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    Tourist gang-raped in five-star hotel in Delhi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:04pm on December 03, 2016

    A citizen of United State has alleged that she was gang-rape by five men at a five-star hotel in Connaught Place of Indian capital of...

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    Activists reject new Rakhine body as Annan visits

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:20am on December 03, 2016

    Child rape cases in Myanmar have surged by 40 per cent this year, state media said Wednesday, highlighting a growing problem for the country still...

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    15 feared dead in India explosives factory fire

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:45pm on December 01, 2016

    Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another...