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    Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into politics

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:07pm on January 23, 2019

    India’s Priyanka Gandhi officially entered politics Wednesday ahead of a looming national election, joining the opposition campaign in a crucial state where the party her...

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    Pak activist arrested, Amnesty calls for release

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    A Pakistani activist affiliated with a group that has angered the country’s powerful military with its campaign against disappearances was arrested on Monday, an MP...

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    Indian police arrest Rohingya Muslim group stuck near Bangladesh border

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:10pm on January 22, 2019

    Indian police on Tuesday arrested 31 Rohingya Muslims stranded on the border after they were denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree...

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    BJP dismisses opposition election alliance

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on January 22, 2019

    India’s ruling party on Monday dismissed the opposition’s chances at upcoming elections after hundreds of thousands of people attended a weekend rally bringing together 23...

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    Indian agency  attaches Zakir Naik’s assets worth Rs 16.4 crore

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:40pm on January 20, 2019

    The Indian Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth Rs 16.4 crore in Mumbai and Pune, belonging to televangelist Zakir Naik, who has been accused of...

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    Death toll rises to 73

    Reuters . Tlahuelilpan | Updated at 12:42pm on January 20, 2019

    At least 73 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday, as president Andres...

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    Six hurt as Rohingya insurgents attack police in Rakhine state

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:28pm on January 20, 2019

    Six Myanmar border guard police have been wounded in an attack by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, government media reported on Saturday, amid fears...

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    Myanmar ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return: UN

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:20am on January 19, 2019

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as ‘too slow’ Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress...

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    Swine flu kills 40 in India

    Agence France-Presse . Jaipur | Updated at 12:30am on January 19, 2019

    At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western...

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    Myanmar army kills 13 in counterattacks in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 12:26am on January 19, 2019

    Myanmar’s army said Friday it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counterstrikes after the well-armed group carried out deadly attacks on police posts earlier this...