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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...

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    Sri Lanka seize explosives

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police seized a haul of high explosives stashed near a wildlife sanctuary following the arrest of four men from a newly formed radical...

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    Indian court orders security for women who entered temple

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered southern Kerala state to provide ‘round-the-clock’ security to two women who enraged conservatives by entering one of Hinduism’s holiest...

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    Pakistan’s CJ takes oath, pledges reform

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Pakistan’s new chief justice was sworn in Friday, pledging reform of a Supreme Court whose controversial decisions include ousting a prime minister and freeing a...

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    21 killed in car bomb attack on Bogota police academy

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 11:00am on January 18, 2019

    Colombia’s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy killed at least 21 people and...