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    30 children die in India hospital over two days: police

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on August 12, 2017

    More than 30 children have died at a government-run hospital in northern India over 48 hours, police said Friday, allegedly due to lack of oxygen...

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    US, N Korea trade war of words

    Reuters . Bedminster/Beijing | Updated at 12:33am on August 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying what he called US military solutions were ‘locked and loaded’ as Pyongyang...

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    India deploys more troops

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

    India’s military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from...

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    India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally,...

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    Talks are only way for India, China to end standoff: Dalai Lama

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:08am on August 10, 2017

    India and China will have to resolve their prolonged military standoff in a remote Himalayan region through talks, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, ruling...

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    Taliban release 235 hostages after Afghanistan ‘massacre’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:40am on August 09, 2017

    The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it allegedly massacred around 50 civilians along with Islamic State insurgents but...

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    Diplomacy to defuse India, China border crisis slams into a wall: sources

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:04am on August 09, 2017

    India’s diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media...

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    Sushma Swaraj due in early September

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on August 08, 2017

    Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to visit Dhaka in the second week of September to co-chair India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting...

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    Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:08am on August 08, 2017

    The Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that...

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    Dozens killed in ‘brutal’ Sar-e Pul attack

    BBC | Updated at 08:15am on August 07, 2017

    At least 50 civilians have been killed by militants in northern Afghanistan, officials say...