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    20 Sherpa climb Everest twice in a week for record 24th

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:02pm on May 21, 2019

    Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he...

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    India’s BJP prepares return

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:31am on May 21, 2019

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted...

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    Mayawati meets Akhilesh, discusses exit polls projections

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in Lucknow on Monday after exit polls indicated gains for their alliance in the politically...

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    Rights groups seek UN investigation into Kashmir ‘torture’

    Agence-France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands of people in Indian Kashmir have been subjected to torture in the past three decades, according to a report released Monday by...

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    Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate jihadist threat

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on May 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels Sunday by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible...

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    India’s marathon vote ends

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:14am on May 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended...

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    TMC writes to EC over Modi’s Kedarnath visit

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    The TMC wrote to the Election Commission Sunday alleging the visit of prime minister Narendra Modi to the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath is a violation...

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    Chandrababu Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul, Sharad

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday held a second round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi...

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    Indian island residents vote with sinking hearts

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Residents on Ghoramara fear that the votes they cast Sunday in India’s election may be the last before their island sinks into the Bay of...

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    India’s acrimonious election comes to an end

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 04:18pm on May 19, 2019

    Voting in one of India’s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled...